Gwen John Study of a Child c.1915–20

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Artwork details

Artist
Gwen John 1876–1939
Title
Study of a Child
Date c.1915–20
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 324 x 251 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1940
Reference
N05152
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05152 STUDY OF A CHILD c. 1914–20
 
Not inscribed.
Wash on coarse buff paper, 12 3/4×9 7/8 (32·5×25).
Purchased from the Matthiesen Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1940.
Coll: Bequeathed by the artist to her nephew Edwin John.

During the period Gwen John spent at Meudon she became very friendly with the Sisters of the Presentation who cared for orphan children. The artist did numerous pictures of these children and also made sketches of children on her holidays in Brittany. See T00155. It is difficult to date or place this drawing more accurately than c. 1914–20.

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

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