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

Dorelia in a green dress and a red scarf on a hillside

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Augustus Edwin John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)
Dorelia in a green dress and a red scarf on a hillside
signed 'John' (lower right)
oil on panel
16 x 12¾ in. (40.6 x 32.4 cm.)
Painted circa 1914.
Provenance
Sam A. Lewisohn by whom purchased by February 1916, and by descent.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium

Lot Essay

The American financier, Sam A. Lewisohn (1884-1951) was the son of Adolph Lewisohn (c. 1849-1938), an important industrialist with interests in mining and banking, who had become an avid art collector and patron. Sam followed in the family business and also inherited his father's philanthropic interests. He attended Princeton University and Columbia Law School, later serving as a trustee to a number of important US museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. In 1918, Sam married Margaret Seligman of New York, and they had four daughters. Parts of the Lewisohn art collection, including important paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Gauguin, were donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. on his death in 1951.
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