1) Student portrait, head of girl with braid; 2) Gwen John's House at the Rue Babie, Meudon & Sara John by Gwen John

Gwen John spent much of her childhood in Tenby and is regarded as one of the principal Welsh artists of the 20th century.


Details

Medium:
1) pencil & wash on paper; 2) pencil
Dimensions:
1) 38 x 28 cm; 2) 22 x 26.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,550 ( Total: £7,100)
Acquired in:
2010
Vendor:
Sara John

This drawing of an unidentified sitter dates from her first year at the Slade School of Art. There is a lack of surviving works by Gwen John from this stage of her life and it has something of the clarity and economy that was to characterise her later style. The second work is by Edwin John (Augustus John’s son) and shows Gwen’s house in Meudon and a portrait of his daughter Sara John as a child on the reverse.

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Provenance

By descent from the artist.

Venue details

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery Castle Hill, TENBY Pembrokeshire SA70 7BP 01834 842809 www.tenbymuseum.org.uk/

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

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