Gwen John Study of a Girl Holding a Doll c.1916–20

Artwork details

Artist
Gwen John 1876–1939
Title
Study of a Girl Holding a Doll
Date c.1916–20
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 470 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1940
Reference
N05153
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05153 STUDY OF A GIRL HOLDING A DOLL c. 1914
 
Not inscribed.
Monochrome wash, 18 1/2×8 (47×20).
Purchased from the Matthiesen Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1940.
Coll: As for No.5152.

The same girl appears in several other drawings done by Gwen John in Brittany. See Memorial exhibition, Matthiesen Gallery, September–October 1946, Nos.124–8, described as ‘a girl with a sulky expression’ or ‘enfant pensive’.

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

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