Flowers in a Pink Jug
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Flowers in a Pink Jug

Stephen Ongpin Fine Art

Medium Gouache on buff paper

Dimension 19.1 x 14.5 cm (7¹/₂ x 5³/₄ inches)

This small flower piece may likely be dated to the final decade of Gwen John’s career, when she produced a number of freely-painted gouache variants of a still-life composition of flowers in a jug. As the artist’s biographer has noted of this period in the early 1930s, ‘Flower studies…[were] repeated time and again and growing smaller. It was as if painting had become for Gwen John what saying the rosary is to others.’

A closely related composition, of identical dimensions, was at one time with the Browse and Darby Gallery in London.

Medium: Gouache on buff paper

Dimension: 19.1 x 14.5 cm (7¹/₂ x 5³/₄ inches)

Provenance: The estate of the artist
Browse and Darby, London
Private collection, London.

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