Augustus John OM Composition Sketch 1900

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Artwork details

Artist
Augustus John OM 1878–1961
Title
Composition Sketch
Date 1900
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 251 x 324 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1955
Reference
T00072
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00072 COMPOSITION SKETCH c. 1900
 
Inscr. ‘John’ b.l.
Pen and ink, 9 7/8×12 7/8 (25×32·5).
Purchased from Jackson's (Pictures) Ltd of Cheshire (Knapping Fund) 1955.
Coll: Crampton Gore; John Burke; Messrs Jackson's.

A label on the back, written by the first owner, states: ‘I bought this and three similar drawings of same subject from John in 1900 or 1901 - just after he was married to Miss Nettleship. He told me the idea was - a woman quite resigned to death but her friends imploring her to stay - Death on a horse was to be behind, but there is only a scribble where he was to be (top left). Crampton Gore.’ The scribble can no longer be seen.

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

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