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

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

Study of a female nude

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Augustus Edwin John, R.A. (1878-1961) Study of a female nude signed 'John' (lower left) pencil 14 7/8 x 8¼ in. (37.8 x 21 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 March 1992, lot 59.
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John was born in Tenby in Wales. He was brother of the artist Gwen John (1876-1939) and attended the Slade School of Fine Art where he won a Scholarship in 1896. From early in his career he was recognised amongst his peers as a talented draughtsman. His best known works are of his second wife, Dorelia, his children and his sister Gwen. John was widely exhibited during his lifetime and was a notorious figure in the London art world. He has work in many galleries including Tate Britain and the National Gallery.

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