- Augustus John OM 1878–1961
- Oil paint on wood
- Support: 406 x 302 mm
frame: 538 x 438 x 90 mm
- Purchased with assistance from Sir James Murray 1923
N03730 WASHING DAY c. 1912
Oil on wood, 16×11 7/8 (40·5×30).
Purchased from the Independent Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) with the aid of a subscription from Sir James Murray 1923.
Coll:John Quinn, New York.
Exh: Chenil Gallery, February 1916 (13); Private Collection of the Earlier Work of Augustus John, Independent Gallery, January–February 1923 (39).
Lit: Mary Chamot, Modern Painting in England, 1937, p.57.
Repr: Marriott, n.d., pl.8 (in colour); Tate Gallery Illustrations, 1928, pl.99.
The Misses Nettleship consider that this picture of Dorelia washing clothes was most likely painted in the garden of Alderney Manor, Dorset, a house into which John and his family moved in 1909.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I
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