The Onlookers, c1898
Marrying his mistress, John’s work was renewed. Well-received by critics, in 1914 he was elected President of the National Portrait Society and appointed as an official war artist in 1919. Success after the war continued: he was elected an R.A. in 1928, was awarded the Order of Merit in 1942, and in 1952 had his first autobiographical work Chiaroscuro published. John died at Fryern Court in 1961.
Listed in the Augustus John Drawings catalogue no 57 by the Mercury Gallery. Pages from a Sketchbook. Mercury Gallery label on reverse
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