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Title

Corner, Vielle, France

1920s-1930s?


Artist

Augustus John OM

Wales

04 Jan 1878 - 31 Oct 1961


About

Augustus John was born in Tenby, Wales in 1878. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London 1894-99 under Henry Tonks and Frederick Brown and in 1898 won the Slade Prize with 'Moses and the Brazen Serpent'. John was considered by many to be the most talented artist of his generation. He had an exceptional gift for drawing and by the early 1900s had become the most famous British artist of the day. By the 1920s he was Britain's leading portrait painter and although his portraits were often controversial he was inundated with commissions. John spent extended periods of time in the south of France and the work he produced during these visits is more vibrant in colour. He was a prolific artist, producing a vast amount of work; favourite subjects included coastal landscapes, gypsies and his family.


Details


Other Title

Corner Veille Franche


Date

1920s-1930s?


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

53.4 x 72.5 cm stretcher; 74.0 x 93.0 x 6.7 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed l.l., brown paint "John". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1947


Location

Not on display


Accession number

7827


Artist information

Augustus John OM

Works in the collection

19


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Provenance


David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Purchased by the AGNSW from David Jones Art Gallery 1946. Purchased from the 'London Group Exhibition' 18 March - 2 April 1946.


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 96 (illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 112. cat.no. 1141

Sydney Ure Smith, Australian National Journal, Sydney, Mar 1946, 44.