Augustus John OM

Arthur Symons

1909

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 350 x 251 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Mrs Rhoda Symons 1937
Reference
T05806

Catalogue entry

T05806 [from] TWO DRAWINGS OF ARTHUR SYMONS c. 1909 [T05805-T05806]

Inscribed ‘John’ b.r. and b.l. respectively.
Pencil, each 13 7/8×10 (35×25).
Bequeathed by Mrs Rhoda Symons 1937.
Coll: Arthur Symons.
Lit: John, 1952, p.223.

Arthur Symons (1856–1945), poet, critic and dramatist, was very friendly with John and about 1909 they were much together. Two other drawings of Symons exist, and in 1914 John painted his portrait.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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