Jones became involved with Prudence Pelham, the daughter of the sixth Earl of Chichester, whilst staying with Eric Gill in 1929/30.
Lady Prudence Pelham by David Jones, 1930
© The artist's estate
- Watercolour & pencil on paper
- 59 x 46 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,500 ( Total: £9,000)
- Acquired in:
- Anthony d'Offay Gallery
Prudence married another man and Jones suffered a nervous breakdown in 1932. This is a rare portrait by the artist and suggests the spiritual aspects of the subject as well as offering a physical likeness.
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