This double portrait depicts two women attending Sunday Mass at Whitsun and was produced during or shortly after David Jones second illness.
Sunday Mass: In Homage to GM Hopkins, SJ. 1948 by David Jones, 1948
© Trustees of the David Jones Estate
- Pencil, watercolour, chalk & bodycolour on paper
- 55.5 x 37.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £11,250 ( Total: £23,000)
- Acquired in:
- Wolseley Fine Arts Limited
The artist is concerned to capture the moment of Pentecost, with the dove resting between the women's head. G M Hopkins was a Jesuit Priest and a talented writer and poet. It is clear that Jones idenitified with the priest in a very personal way and this work possesses and encapsulates Hopkins beliefs and philosophy.
Redfern Gallery; Hon Mrs Cochrane; Bonhams, 2005; Wolseley Fine Arts Limited.