Augustus John OM
Dorelia 1908

Artwork details

Augustus John OM 1878–1961
Date 1908
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 501 x 354 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Lady Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 1940
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05158 DORELIA c. 1908
Inscr. ‘John.’ b.r.
Charcoal and wash, 19 3/4×8 3/4 (50×22).
Bequeathed by Lady Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 1940.
Coll: (?) Lady Ottoline Morrell; Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck.
Exh: (?) C.A.S., Advanced Art, Derby, April–June 1920 (6 or 10), as ‘Study of a Woman’; British Council, Empire Exhibition, Johannesburg, 1936 (503), as ‘Standing Woman’; Arts Council tour, 1948–9 (77).
Repr: Browse, 1941, pl.33, as ‘Dorelia holding up her Skirt’; Studio, CXXII, 1941, p.85, as ‘Standing Woman’.

See N05157. This drawing may have been the one lent by Lady Ottoline Morrell to the C.A.S. exhibition at Derby in 1920.

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

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