The Japanese Doll by Gwen John

Depicts the interior of the artist's studio in rue Terre Neuve, Meudon, Paris.


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.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951

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