Le Mas de Galeron, an old farmhouse built into the rocks near St Rémy, was discovered by Dorelia in 1936. She wrote to Augustus, 'I really couldn't resist it. There are 3 large rooms and one smaller one. One would make a good studio for you. It is quite isolated with a rather rough track ... There are grey rocks on one side, vines and olives and an immense view from the north...' (quoted in M. Holroyd, Augustus John The New Biography, London, 1996, p. 521). The figure seated on the wall is Dorelia.