Study of Two Nudes
JOHN, Augustus (1878 - 1961)
Media: oil on cardboard
Size: 42.0 x 39.7 cm
Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies
Accession Number: NMW A 155
Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection
Although the poses of these figures are similar to those of Adam and Eve in representations of the Fall of Man, this picture of around 1906 does not have a narrative subject. It is probably inspired by French nude compositions of the turn of the nineteenth century by such artists as Cèzanne and Puvis de Chavannes.