Augustus John OM

Blue Cineraria

c.1928

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 762 x 686 mm
frame: 966 x 892 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1940
Reference
N05346

Catalogue entry

N05346 BLUE CINERARIA c. 1928
 
Inscr. ‘John’ b.r.
Canvas, 30×27 (76×69).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1940.
Exh: (?) Tooth, April–May 1929 (11, 16 or 24, as ‘Cinerarias’ I, II and III); R.A., 1940 (52); Arts Council, 1948–9 (56, repr. pl.12); Sheffield, August–October 1956 (36).
Lit: T. W. Earp, ‘The Recent Work of Augustus John’ in Studio, XCVII, 1929, pp.235–6.

This is an example of the many flower pictures John painted in the mid 1920s. This picture may have been painted at Martigues.

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