Live Auction

The Fine Sale - Day One

Sat, Apr 27, 2019 11:00AM EDT
Lot 158

Gwen John (1876-1939): Woman in a Railway Carriage

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
Sold for
Sold Price excludes BP

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Gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper, signed 'Gwen John' lower right, with label from Davis & Langdale Company, NY.

4 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. (sheet), 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (frame).

Note: Welsh painter Gwendoline John spent most of her career in France, moving to Paris in 1903 after studying at the Slade School of Art in London, the only art school to allow female students at the time. Much of her oeuvre focuses on portraits of women, including many self-portraits. John was little-known during her lifetime, overshadowed by her painter-brother, Augustus John, and August Rodin, with whom she had a relationship. John was a progressive thinker who used her art to explore her own identity as well as to support the idea of independence and education for women. 

Property from the Estate of William Kelly Simpson


In very good condition.