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A Corner of the Artist's Room in Paris

JOHN, Gwen (1876 - 1939)

[image: A Corner of the Artist's Room in Paris]

Date: 1907-9

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 31.2 x 24.8 cm

Acquired: 1995; Purchase; with assistance of Derek Williams Trust / Estate of Mrs J. Green

Accession Number: NMW A 3397

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Gwen John attended the Slade School of Fine Art in London between 1895 and 1898, and studied briefly in Paris. In 1903, she accompanied Dorelia McNeill, soon to be her brother Augustus's lover and muse, on a walking tour through France. By the beginning of 1904, she had settled in Paris, where she earned a living by modelling. She lived on the top floor of 87 rue du Cherche-Midi between 1907 and 1909. This sparsely furnished room appears repeatedly in work of this period. The empty chair, discarded clothes and open book suggest the artist's invisible presence, and the painting conveys much about her life, a sense of controlled passion, of order, quiet and absolute calm.

4 comments

ella conaty on 4 February 2013, 18:23

this is a lovley painting but it is too good for gwen john i thought agustus john painted it but got it mixed up my bad

Barbara Jack on 13 October 2009, 09:28

I'm keen to but a print of "A Corner of The Artist's Room In Paris"

Can you help me in this search?

Barbara Jack

Amgueddfa Cymru on 6 March 2009, 14:13 (Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff)

Dear Pat - Please see our Print on Demand pages for information on obtaining prints from our art collections.
Thank you for your interest in Amgueddfa Cymru

Pat Marsden on 6 March 2009, 14:11

Lovely painting - I was wondering if it would be possible to acquire a print>

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