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Augustus John

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Orpen and John met while studying at the Slade and became constant companions. Fifty years later John criticised this portrait for not conveying 'the shy, dreamy and reticent character of its model'. It is in fact one of Orpen's finest early portraits of a young artist whose behaviour was often far from 'reticent'.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London

  • Date

    exhibited 1900

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    99.1 x 94 cm

  • Accession number

    4252

  • Acquisition method

    Given by the Art Fund, 1962

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