Augustus John OM
Blue Cineraria c.1928

Artwork details

Augustus John OM 1878–1961
Blue Cineraria
Date c.1928
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 762 x 686 mm
frame: 966 x 892 x 93 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1940
Not on display

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

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