Depicts the interior of the artist's studio in rue Terre Neuve, Meudon, Paris.
The Japanese Doll by Gwen John, c. 1927
© National Museum Cardiff
- Oil on canvas
- 33 x 40.6 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,000 ( Total: £110,947)
- Acquired in:
- Anthony d'Offay Gallery
The doll, dressed in a red and blue kimono-style garment, is seated against an open box in the centre of a table top. Still-lifes situated in simple interiors such as this are central to the artist's later oeuvre. This painting is one of two known versions of the composition.
The artist; Julia Quinn Anderson; Mary Anderson (Mrs Thomas F Conroy), 1934; private collection, USA, 1970; Anthony d'Offay Gallery.