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Dorelia McNeil in a Feathered Hat

JOHN, Augustus (1878 - 1961)

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Media: oil on canvas

Size: 53.3 x 43.2 cm

Acquired: 1940; Gift; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 167

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

John met Dorelia early in 1903, probably through his sister Gwen, whom she accompanied on a walking holiday in France in 1903-04. After Ida John's death, Dorelia became the artist's common-law wife and his most ubiquitous model, painted repeatedly over a period of nearly sixty years. This early portrait of her dates from 1903 or 1904.

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