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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)

Edwin, the artist's son

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Augustus Edwin John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)
Edwin, the artist's son
signed 'John' (upper right)
oil on canvas
18¾ x 14¾ in. (47.5 x 37.5 cm.)
Painted circa 1930
Provenance
M. Fattorini, 1940.
The Hon. Michael Astor, M.P.
with Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, where purchased by C.J.A. Evelyn in 1949, his sale; Christie's, London, 12 November 1976, lot 39, where purchased by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

Edwin (1905-1975), seen here aged about 25, was born in Paris, the fourth child of Augustus and Ida John. He was described by his father as 'a tall hefty fellow full of confidence, humour and character'. His aunt Gwen who disapproved of his career as a middleweight boxer encouraged him to be an artist. He held at least two one-man shows (see M.L. Evans, Portraits by Augustus John, catalogue for the exhibition at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1988, pp. 36 and 49).
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