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William Henry Davies (1871-1940)

JOHN, Augustus (1878 - 1961)

William Henry Davies (1871-1940)

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 76.2 x 63.5 cm

Acquired: 1940; Gift; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 160

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

W.H.Davies was born in Newport and spent 1893-99 in America, where he lost a foot in a train jumping accident and accumulated the experiences for his Autobiography of a Super Tramp. His first book was published in 1905 and by 1911 he was established as an author of prose and poetry. Friendly with a number of artists, Epstein executed a bronze head of him in 1916. This portrait dates from 1916-18

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