29 September 2020
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Augustus John, O.M., R.A. (1878-1961)
Head of a woman wearing a scarf
pencil on paper
11 x 7 7/8 in. (28 x 20 cm.)
Private collection, UK.
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Bradford, Corporation Art Gallery, no. 166, catalogue not traced.
London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of works by Augustus John, O.M., R.A., March - June 1954, no. 250, as 'Fishergirl at Equihen'.
The sitter appears to relate to the female figures in his charcoal drawing Wandering Sinnte (Manchester City Art Gallery). The sinnte were a group of Piedmontese coppersmiths that Augustus encountered in Normandy in 1908 and again in Milan in 1910.
We are very grateful to Rebecca John for preparing this catalogue entry.
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