Augustus John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)

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Augustus John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)

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.)
Provenance
Edgar Hesslein, New York
Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd., London, where purchased by the present owners
Exhibited
New York, Brooklyn Museum, Paintings by Contemporary English and French Painters, Nov. 1922-Jan. 1923, no.41 as 'Mysterious Islands'

Lot Essay

The face of the maiden standing lower right is that of Ida Nettleship.
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