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Gwen John

Mère Poussepin

Gwen John

Gwen John

Mère Poussepin

Mère Poussepin

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Gwen John

1876 - 1939

Mère Poussepin


oil on canvas

unframed: 61 by 38cm.; 24 by 15in.

framed: 79 by 54.5cm.; 31 by 21½in.

Executed probably in the late 1910s.

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The Estate of the Artist
Matthiesen Gallery, London, where acquired by Hugo Pitman by 1946 and thence by family descent to the present owner
Allan Gwynne-Jones, Portrait Painters, London, 1950, p. 34, illustrated pl. 135 (as La Mere Poussepin)
John Rothenstein, Modern English Painters, St. Martin Press, New York, p. 173
Cecily Langdale, Gwen John With a Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1987, no. 54, illustrated pl. 207
London, Chenil Galleries, 1926, no. 25 (possibly)
London, Matthiesen Gallery, 1946, no. 32 (as The Same Sitter, Her Hands Folded in Her Lap)
London, Arts Council Gallery, Gwen John, 26 January - 2 March 1968, no. 24
New York, Davis & Long Company, Gwen John: A Retrospective Exhibition, 14 October - 1 November 1975, no. 20