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Study for the Brown Teapot

JOHN, Gwen (1876 - 1939)

Study for the Brown Teapot

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 32.4 x 24.8 cm

Acquired: 1976; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 204

One of four versions of the same composition dated about 1915-16. The foreground is unpainted, the middle-ground partly finished and the background substantially complete. This reveals the artist's later technique; first applying a thin undercoat, then blocking in principal motifs roughly and finally working up the surface in even strokes of dry paint. Working very methodically on several almost identical pictures, she completed half the painting while other areas were barely begun.

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