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GWEN JOHN
FEBRUARY 8 - MARCH 12, 2011
GWEN JOHN will consist of 23 works on paper, many of which have just been released by the artist’s estate, which Davis & Langdale represents. They range in date from about 1903 to 1933 and include watercolors and drawings of women and children; several studies of cats, for which Gwen John is well known; portraits of Dorelia McNeill and the poet and critic Arthur Symons; landscapes; and still lifes.

GWEN JOHN (1876 – 1939) is one of the foremost British artists of the twentieth century. Born in Wales, she was the sister of the also famous Augustus John. After studying at the Slade School in London, she spent her entire adult life in France. The celebrated collector John Quinn (1870 –1924) was her patron, and since her lifetime she has been seriously collected in America and Britain.  Her work is represented in virtually every major museum in Britain, including the Tate Gallery, London; the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. In America, her pictures are in such public collections as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts; the Art Institute of Chicago; and both the Yale Art Gallery and the British Art Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.  Works are also in public collections in Canada and Australia and at the Musée Rodin, Paris.

She and her brother were subjects of the show Augustus John and Gwen John at Tate Britain, London, 2004, which Cecily Langdale, partner in Davis & Langdale Company, co-curated. Langdale is the author of Gwen John: with a Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings and a Selection of the Drawings, published by Yale University Press in 1987.

A catalogue of twenty-three color illustrations is being published for this exhibition; it will be available at Davis & Langdale Company, Inc.

Woman in a Railway Carriage
Pencil and gouache on paper, 4 1/16 x 3 5/8 inches
Probably executed late 1920s
Rear View of Woman in Green Hat and Coat
Gouache on paper, 4 15/16 x 4 3/8 inches
Probably executed late 1920s
Sleeping Black Cat, Head to Right
Gouache on paper, 6 15/16 x 8 5/8 inches
Probably executed late 1910s-early 1920s
Cat Crouching, Facing Left
Pencil on paper, 5 1/16 x 7 1/8 inches
Probably executed about 1904 - 1908

Dorelia Standing, Holding Child
Pencil on paper, 12 11/16 x 10 inches
Probably executed about 1903 - 1905
Cat Crouching
Pencil on paper, 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Executed about 1904 - 1908
Girl with Long Hair in Blue Dress
Watercolor on paper, 12 1/2 x 9 1 4/ inches
Probably executed during the late 1910s
Girl in Pinafore with Cat on Her Lap
Pencil on paper, 9 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches
Probably executed during the late 1910s - early 1920s
Figures on the rue Terre Neuve
Gouache on paper, 6 x 6 15/16 inches [image]
Probably executed about 1920
Arthur Symons Seated, Reading, Facing Right
Gouache and pencil on tan paper, 11 1/8 x 11 3/8 inches
Probably executed in 1921
Rear View of Hatted Girl Kneeling in Church
Gouache on paper, 5 3/4 x 4 13/16 inches
Probably executed during the 1920s
Rear View of Standing Nun
Gouache on paper, 6 3/8 x 4 15/16 inches
Probably executed during the 1920s
Little Girl in Hat and Woman in Church
Gouache and chalk on paper, 6 5/16 x 4 7/8 inches
Probably executed during the 1920s
Little Girl with Hat, Seated in Church
Gouache and pencil on paper, 
2 1/2 x 2 inches
Probably executed during the 1910s

Two Nuns in Church
Gouache on paper, 6 1/4 x 4 11/16 inches
Probably executed during the 1920s
Rear View of Girl and Nun Sitting in Church
Gouache and watercolor on paper, 6 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches
Probably executed during the 1920s
Profile of Boy in White Collar
Gouache on paper, 5 x 4 inches
Probably executed during the 1920s
White Flowers and Green Foliage in Blue Vase, Pink Curtain at Left
Gouache on paper, 4 1/2 x 4 3/16 inches
Probably executed during the late 1920s
Back View of Woman in Brown, Bust Length
Gouache and pencil on paper, 4 1/16 x 3 11/16 inches
Probably executed during the late 1920s
Rear View of Woman in High-Crowned Green Hat
Gouache on paper,
2 5/8 x 1 15/16 inches
Probably executed during the late 1920s
Chrysanthemums in Vase
Gouache on paper, 5 1/2 x 3 15/16 inches
Probably executed during the late 1920s – early 1930s
House at Twilight, Meudon
Gouache and pencil on paper, 5 5/8 x 5 13/16 inches [image]
Probably executed during the early 1930s
House, Meudon
Gouache on paper, 3 3/4 x 5 inches
Probably executed in the early 1930s

The Victorian Sisters
Gouache and pencil on paper,
9 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches
Probably executed about 1928 - 1933
The Victorian Sisters
Pencil and watercolor on paper,
 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 inches
Probably executed about 1928 - 1933