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Mrs Smith

GWYNNE-JONES, Allan (1892 - 1982)

Mrs Smith

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 61.0 x 50.6 cm

Acquired: 1941; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 2048

After war service, the artist trained at the Slade School in 1919-22 and joined the Royal College as Professor of Painting in 1923. In 1930-59 he taught at the Slade. This objective likeness with crisp drawing, textural subtlety and restrained colour is characteristic of the style of painting fostered by the Slade. Mrs Smith was Gwynne-Jones's mother's cleaning lady. The picture frames, brushes and other artists' equipment in the background indicate that she is posed in his studio.

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