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Pyramus John (1905-1912)

JOHN, Augustus (1878 - 1961)

[image: Pyramus John (1905-1912)]

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 45.9 x 40.6 cm

Acquired: 1940; Gift; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 583

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

Pyramus(1905-13) was the eldest child of Augustus and Dorelia John. Born in a caravan on Dartmoor, he died of meningitis a few days after the birth of his sister Poppet. This posthumous portrait dates from around 1914 and was based upon an earlier drawing also purchased by Gwendoline Davies in 1916.

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