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Gwen John (1876-1939)

Girl with Hands in her Lap

charcoal on brown paper
8½ x 7½in. (21.5 x 19cm.)

Executed circa 1918-19

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The present work is possibly a drawing of Marie Hamonet, who lived in Plèneuf, a village on the north coast of Brittany where the artist stayed in 1918 and 1919. Some of these drawings were titled by the artist 'Annabella'.
(see C. Langdale, Gwen John, New Haven, 1987, p.217).

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