8 June 2007
Augustus Edwin John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)
signed 'John' (lower right)
oil on canvas
29 x 21 in. (73.6 x 53.3 cm.)
Acquired direct from the artist by Mrs Thelma Cazalet-Keir, C.B.E, and by descent.
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London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of Works by Augustus John, O.M., R.A., 1954, no. 442.
London, Tate Gallery, Private Views, April - May 1963, no. 39.
Attributing her love of John's work to her mentors, Mrs Cazalet-Keir once commented, 'The late Sir Edward Marsh and my mother were chiefly responsible for my present collection. My mother bought the beautiful small John panels from the Chenil Gallery in the early days' (see exhibition catalogue, Private Views, London, 1963).
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