Augustus John OM Head of Romilly, the Artist’s Son c.1924

Artwork details

Artist
Augustus John OM 1878–1961
Title
Head of Romilly, the Artist’s Son
Date c.1924
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 457 x 381 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941
Reference
N05292
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05292 HEAD OF ROMILLY, THE ARTIST'S SON c. 1924
 
Inscr. ‘John’ t.l.
Canvas, 18×15 (46×38).
Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941.
Coll: Sir Hugh Walpole, who most likely bought it at the New Chenil Galleries in 1926.
Exh: New Chenil Galleries, May–July 1926 (24); Hugh Walpole's Collection, French Gallery, May–June 1937 (39); Arts Council tour, 1948–9 (57).

Romilly is the first son of the artist's second marriage. The same son at a younger age appears in N05297.

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

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