Pyramus John (1905-1912)
JOHN, Augustus (1878 - 1961)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 45.9 x 40.6 cm
Acquired: 1940; Gift; Gwendoline Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 583
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
Pyramus(1905-13) was the eldest child of Augustus and Dorelia John. Born in a caravan on Dartmoor, he died of meningitis a few days after the birth of his sister Poppet. This posthumous portrait dates from around 1914 and was based upon an earlier drawing also purchased by Gwendoline Davies in 1916.