Dorelia McNeil in a Feathered Hat
JOHN, Augustus (1878 - 1961)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 53.3 x 43.2 cm
Acquired: 1940; Gift; Gwendoline Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 167
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
John met Dorelia early in 1903, probably through his sister Gwen, whom she accompanied on a walking holiday in France in 1903-04. After Ida John's death, Dorelia became the artist's common-law wife and his most ubiquitous model, painted repeatedly over a period of nearly sixty years. This early portrait of her dates from 1903 or 1904.