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Study of Two Nudes

JOHN, Augustus (1878 - 1961)

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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.

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