Collection of four portraits by Augustus John

Augustus John came to Liverpool in 1901-2 to be Master of Painting in the Fine Art Department.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
1) 100.4 x 74.9 cm; 2) 96.5 x 71.1 cm; 3) 100.3 x 104.8 cm; 4) 85.1 x 59.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £7,500)
Acquired in:
1970
Vendor:
University Club, Liverpool

His interest in gypsies and the wandering life coincided with a lively group of college staff who devoted themselves to this subject at that time. 1) Dr Edmund Knowles Muspratt, c.1906. First President of Council of the University of Liverpool. 2) John Macdonald Mackay, c.1902. Professor of History at the University of Liverpool. 3) The Rt.Hon. Sir John Tomilson Brunner, Bart, 1906. Pro-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool and President of the University Club. 4) Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, 1924. Professor of Physiology at the UniverSity of Liverpool, Nobel Laureate for Medicine in 1922.

Provenance

University Club, Liverpool

Venue details

Victoria Gallery & Museum Ashton Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L69 3DR 0151 794 2348 www.vgm.liverpool.ac.uk

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