Study for a Decoration; Le Pays des Cavernes Miraculeurs
inscribed lower left John 09 inv of del, inscribed again on a label attached to the backboard Study for a Decoration Le Pays des Cavernes Miraculeurs Augustus E. John, pencil, watercolour and bodycolour
19½ x 13½in. (49.5 x 34.5cm.)
Edgar Hesslein, New York
Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., London, where purchased by the present owners
New York, Brooklyn Museum, Paintings by Contemporary English and French Painters, Nov. 1922-Jan. 1923, no.41 as 'Mysterious Islands'
The face of the maiden standing lower right is that of Ida Nettleship.