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A seated lady (A study of Dorelia John): 960

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A seated lady (A study of Dorelia John)


Draughtsman: John, Augustus Edwin




History note: According the note from Mrs E. Vulliamy, bought from several John drawings at Goupil Gallery - Chenil Gallery label on backboard

Measurements and weight

Height: 406 mm
Width: 254 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-04) by Vulliamy, Edward Owen, Mrs


Production date: circa AD 1909 : date on the basis of the above


Stylistically this appears to belong to the series of drawings made by John in connection with a projected picture composed of several 'beauties'. Instead, he painted 'The Smiling Woman' for which Dorelia posed alone and with which he made his name.

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( stuck down on 1/2 imp. sheet of Cambridge Whatman sketching board)

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Graphite on paper, stuck down

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: John
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Aug. John / 8 Fitzroy St. / Study (in the artist's hand)
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: Hove (another hand)
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: (another hand)
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Graphite

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 960
Primary reference Number: 11602
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 8 April 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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