Augustus John OM
Arthur Symons 1909

Artwork details

Augustus John OM 1878–1961
Arthur Symons
Date 1909
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 350 x 251 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Mrs Rhoda Symons 1937
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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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