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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.

This work is currently on display:

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Gallery 15

National Museum Cardiff, Level 4

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