23 November 2001
PROPERTY OF THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM OF ART, OHIO, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
Henry Lamb, R.A. (1883-1960)
Portrait of Romilly John
oil on canvas
18½ x 15½ in. (47 x 39.3 cm.)
Painted in 1923
with Leicester Galleries, London.
Derek Jackson, by whom given to the present owner.
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G.L. Kennedy, Henry Lamb, London, 1924, p. 25.
Lamb studied under Augustus John at the Chelsea Art School which John and Orpen had founded in 1903. The artist frequently painted the John children and in the current work the sitter is Romilly John, Augustus and Dorelia's second child, who was born in 1906. Lamb was a favourite with the John boys because he willingly joined in their games.
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