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Gwendolen John Sold at Auction Prices

Painter, b. 1876 - d. 1939

Born in Wales in 1876, artist Gwen John created paintings that are famous for their subject matter, many of which were anonymous female sitters. John lived most of her life in France, and she showed artistic talent at an early age. She and her famous brother, Augustus, attended the Slade School of Art. She later studied at the Academie Carmen in Paris under James McNeill Whistler, and Gwen John's paintings were first exhibited in London in 1900.

One of Gwen John's famous drawings is A Study of Rodin's Daniad in His Studio, which was created in charcoal. She was obsessively in love with Rodin from their first meeting in 1904 until his death in 1917. As an artist, Gwen John produced much work, but only became famous after her death in 1939. Her artwork is much sought after today by collectors across the world. You can find vintage figurative paintings for sale at auction and online.

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    • Gwen John (British 1876-1939), The Victorian Sisters, Gouache and ink on paper, Sight size: 8-3/4 x 5-1/4 in (22.2 x 13.3 cm)
      Apr. 12, 2024

      Gwen John (British 1876-1939), The Victorian Sisters, Gouache and ink on paper, Sight size: 8-3/4 x 5-1/4 in (22.2 x 13.3 cm)

      Est: $4,000 - $6,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) The Victorian Sisters Gouache and ink on paper; apparently in good condition. Framed.* Signed Gwen John l.r. Property from the Collection of Sally Engelhard Pingree Provenance: Collection of Edwin John Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York Exhibited: Gwen John: Works from the Collection of Edwin John, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, October 1 - November 13, 1999, cat. no. 62a

      Weschler's
    • GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Petit Profil pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
      Mar. 21, 2024

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Petit Profil pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper

      Est: £8,000 - £12,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Petit Profil pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper 6 ½ x 6 in. (16.5 x 15.2 cm.)

      Christie's
    • GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Black Cat on Blue and Pink pencil and watercolour on
      Mar. 21, 2024

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Black Cat on Blue and Pink pencil and watercolour on

      Est: £10,000 - £15,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Black Cat on Blue and Pink pencil and watercolour on paper 6 ¾ x 8 5⁄8 in. (17.1 x 22 cm.)

      Christie's
    • GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of Dorelia oil on canvas 25 ¼ x 18 in. (64.1
      Mar. 20, 2024

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of Dorelia oil on canvas 25 ¼ x 18 in. (64.1

      Est: £80,000 - £120,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of Dorelia oil on canvas 25 ¼ x 18 in. (64.1 x 45.7 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Gwen John (1876-1939)
      Feb. 22, 2024

      Gwen John (1876-1939)

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Gwen John (1876-1939) Sleeping Cat signed 'Gwen John' (lower right) pencil and watercolour 12.5 x 16.5cm Provenance: With Faber and Maison Ltd., London Exhibited: London, Arts Council of Great Britain, Gwen John: A Retrospective, January 26 - March 2, 1968, cat. no.120

      Cheffins
    • Gwendolen John (Welsh, 1879-1939), Study of four women seated in church, pencil drawing, 16 x 15cm
      Dec. 12, 2023

      Gwendolen John (Welsh, 1879-1939), Study of four women seated in church, pencil drawing, 16 x 15cm

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      Gwendolen John (Welsh, 1879-1939) Study of four women seated in church pencil drawing

      Gorringes
    • Gwen John (British 1876-1939), Cat Washing (Edgar Quinet), Graphite, ink wash and watercolor on paper, Sight size: 7-3/4 x 6 in (19.7 x 15.2 cm)
      Dec. 08, 2023

      Gwen John (British 1876-1939), Cat Washing (Edgar Quinet), Graphite, ink wash and watercolor on paper, Sight size: 7-3/4 x 6 in (19.7 x 15.2 cm)

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Cat Washing (Edgar Quinet) Graphite, ink wash and watercolor on paper; apparently in good condition. Framed.* Signed with estate stamp Gwen John l.l.

      Weschler's
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Two Girls Seated in Church
      Nov. 29, 2023

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Two Girls Seated in Church

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Two Girls Seated in Church stamped with estate stamp 'Gwen John.' (lower right) charcoal on paper 16.5 x 12.5cm (6 1/2 x 4 15/16in).

      Bonhams
    • Woman and Child in a Railway Carriage
      Nov. 22, 2023

      Woman and Child in a Railway Carriage

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Gwen John 1876 - 1939 Woman and Child in a Railway Carriage pencil and watercolour on paper unframed (sheet): 19.5 by 14.5cm.; 7¾ by 5½in. framed: 33 by 26cm.; 13 by 10¼in.

      Sotheby's
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Young Woman Standing, c. 1910s
      Oct. 26, 2023

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Young Woman Standing, c. 1910s

      Est: $10,000 - $15,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Young Woman Standing, c. 1910s gouache and graphite on paper 6 1/4 x 5 inches. The Collection of Philip and Judith Sieg, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania Provenance: The Artist John Quinn, New York, 1924 Sold: American Art Galleries, New York, John Quinn's Estate Sale, Paintings and Sculpture: The Renowned Collection of Modern and Ultra Modern Art Formed by the late John Quinn, February 9 - 12, 1927, Lot 385 (part lot) Julia Quinn Anderson, sister of John Quinn, until 1934 Thence by descent to Mary Anderson Conroy, daughter of the above, 1934-1970 Thence by descent to Thomas F. Conroy, husband of the above, 1970 Private Collection, until 1985 Davis & Langdale, New York Private Collection, 1985-1991 Davis & Langdale, New York Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1991 Exhibited: Stanford, Connecticut, Stanford University Museum of Art, Gwen John: Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of John Quinn & Others, April 27 - June 27, 1982, no. 34, p. 51, illus. New York, Davis & Langdale, Gwen John (1876-1939) Watercolors and Drawings, February 26 - March 23, 1991, no. 7, illus. Literature: Cecily Langdale, Gwen John: with a Catalogue Raisonne of the paintings and a selection of drawings, New Haven, 1987, no. 223, pl. 299, p. 201, illus.

      Hindman
    • GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Seated Girl with Folded Arms watercolour on buff pape
      Oct. 19, 2023

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Seated Girl with Folded Arms watercolour on buff pape

      Est: £5,000 - £8,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Seated Girl with Folded Arms watercolour on buff paper 12 ¼ x 9 3⁄8 in. (31.1 x 23.8 cm.)

      Christie's
    • GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of Auguste Rodin pencil and watercolour on p
      Oct. 19, 2023

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of Auguste Rodin pencil and watercolour on p

      Est: £7,000 - £10,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of Auguste Rodin pencil and watercolour on paper 9 1⁄8 x 5 7⁄8 in. (23.2 x 15 cm.)

      Christie's
    • ATTRIBUTED TO GWEN JOHN (BRITISH 1876-1939), LANDSCAPE: LA CIME
      Oct. 05, 2023

      ATTRIBUTED TO GWEN JOHN (BRITISH 1876-1939), LANDSCAPE: LA CIME

      Est: £600 - £800

      ATTRIBUTED TO GWEN JOHN (BRITISH 1876-1939)LANDSCAPE: LA CIME Ink and wash18.5 x 16.5cm (7¼ x 6¼ in.)Provenance:Abbott & Holder, London

      Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Woman in a beret 20.2 x 15 cm. (7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)
      Sep. 20, 2023

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Woman in a beret 20.2 x 15 cm. (7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Woman in a beret stamped with estate stamp 'Gwen John.' (lower right) charcoal 20.2 x 15 cm. (7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Child and figures in church 15.8 x 11.8cm (6 1/4 x 4 5/8in).
      Sep. 20, 2023

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Child and figures in church 15.8 x 11.8cm (6 1/4 x 4 5/8in).

      Est: £700 - £1,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Child and figures in church charcoal 15.8 x 11.8cm (6 1/4 x 4 5/8in).

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Women seated in church 13.3 x 13cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/8in).
      Sep. 20, 2023

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Women seated in church 13.3 x 13cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/8in).

      Est: £800 - £1,200

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Women seated in church charcoal 13.3 x 13cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/8in).

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John, 1876-1939, Girl playing a violin, pencil, 20cm by 14cm
      Jul. 30, 2023

      Gwen John, 1876-1939, Girl playing a violin, pencil, 20cm by 14cm

      Est: $1,500 - $2,000

      Gwen John 1876-1939 Girl playing a violin pencil signed lower right Provenance: The Artist's Estate Anthony d'Offay New Bond street London Peter Oldfield circa 1982

      For-Auction
    • Gwen John (British, 1876–1939) Study of a Girl Reading
      Jul. 18, 2023

      Gwen John (British, 1876–1939) Study of a Girl Reading

      Est: $6,000 - $10,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876–1939) Study of a Girl Reading Stamp signed 'Gwen John' bottom left, pencil and wash on paper Sheet size: 10 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. (25.7 x 16.5cm) Executed circa 1908-1910. Provenance The Artist. The Estate of the Artist (no. E.J. 195), until 1969. Faerber & Maison Ltd., London, United Kingdom. Davis & Long Company, New York, New York (no. DL-583) Property from an Important New York Estate. Exhibited "Gwen John Memorial Exhibition," Matthiesen, Ltd., London, United Kingdom, 1946 (as Half-Length of a Girl Reading). "Turn of the Century English Watercolors and Drawings," Davis Galleries, New York, New York, 1969, no. 31. "Gwen John: A Retrospective Exhibition," Davis & Long Company, New York, New York, October 14- November 1, 1975, no. 39. Literature Roy Davis, Turn of the Century English Watercolors and Drawings, an exhibition catalogue, Davis Galleries, New York, 1969, no. 31 (illustrated). Cecily Langdale, Gwen John: A Retrospective Exhibition, an exhibition catalogue, Davis & Long Company, New York, 1975, p. 39, no. 39 (illustrated). Note Long overshadowed by her brother Augustus John and famous lover Auguste Rodin, Gwen John is now considered one of the greatest female artists of the 20th century. The Welsh artist spent much of her childhood drawing alongside her brother, both greatly influenced by their late mother, an amateur artist. In 1895, she went to London and attended the Slade School, where she received various prizes. Three years later, she ventured to Paris and studied at the Académie Carmen, where she learned under James Abbott McNeill Whistler for six months. John would reside in France for nearly the entirety of her life, having her work shown at the New English Art Club (1899), the Carfax Gallery (1903), and the Société du Salon d’Automne (1910). John would also be shown in numerous American exhibitions during her time, thanks to wealthy patron John Quinn. Her only solo show would be in 1926 at Chenil Galleries in London. Study of Girl Reading is imbued with John’s quintessential style found in her paintings. Subjects throughout her career were almost always women and young girls. The pieces are characterized by their subtlety containing a simple background and often three-quarter-length figure. This composition closely aligns with her introversion and preference for solitude. In a letter to her brother, Whistler would attribute Gwen with a “fine sense of tone.” A proficiency is clearly demonstrated by John’s use of dark wash on the figure’s cap and arm, as well as the use of pencil below the book. The work captivates through its seeming quietness. In relation to her often-characterized boisterous and exuberant brother, Gwen is perceived as subdued and full of humility. Yet according to Augustus, the two “were not opposites” but rather very similar. At one exhibition of her work, where critics largely ignored pieces like this, one of them wrote, “To me, the little pictures are almost painfully charged with feeling, even as their neighbours are empty of it. Gwen’s pictures are simply staggering.” Despite its relative small size, Study of Girl Reading is an impactful work that expresses the inner talent of an oftentimes overlooked figure. It is a reflection of the life and work of someone whose eulogy would later state, “Few on meeting this retiring person in black, with her tiny hands and feet, a soft, almost inaudible voice, and delicate Pembrokeshire accent, would have guessed that here was the greatest woman artist of her age, or, as I think, of any other.” To request a condition report or additional images please contact Raphael Chatroux at [email protected]

      Freeman's
    • GWEN JOHN (1876 - 1939, BRITISH) Resting Black Cat.
      May. 25, 2023

      GWEN JOHN (1876 - 1939, BRITISH) Resting Black Cat.

      Est: $6,000 - $8,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876 - 1939, BRITISH) Resting Black Cat. Watercolor on tan paper. Stamped, Gwen John, lower left. Inscribed, E.J. 536, on verso. 171x216 mm; 6 3/4x8 1/2 inches. Provenance: Davis and Langdale Company, Inc., NY; Estate of Richard Poirier; Private collection. Exhibited: Davis and Langdale Company, Inc., Works on Paper, April 23 through June 3, 1988. This work is recorded with the estate number E.J. 536.

      Swann Auction Galleries
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Two Women in Hats (together with two further pencil on paper drawings, both signed 'Gwen John' (lower right), portrait studies, by the same hand(3))
      Mar. 22, 2023

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Two Women in Hats (together with two further pencil on paper drawings, both signed 'Gwen John' (lower right), portrait studies, by the same hand(3))

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Two Women in Hats pencil on paper 16 x 12cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/4in). together with two further pencil on paper drawings, both signed 'Gwen John' (lower right), portrait studies, by the same hand (3)

      Bonhams
    • GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of a Lady Reclining pencil and watercolour o
      Mar. 22, 2023

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of a Lady Reclining pencil and watercolour o

      Est: £15,000 - £25,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of a Lady Reclining pencil and watercolour on paper 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (19.7 x 26 cm.)

      Christie's
    • GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of Dorelia, with Braided Hair pencil on pape
      Mar. 22, 2023

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of Dorelia, with Braided Hair pencil on pape

      Est: £10,000 - £15,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Portrait of Dorelia, with Braided Hair pencil on paper 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. (24 x 18.4 cm.)

      Christie's
    • GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Mimosa and Flowers in a Vase gouache and pencil on pa
      Mar. 22, 2023

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Mimosa and Flowers in a Vase gouache and pencil on pa

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Mimosa and Flowers in a Vase gouache and pencil on paper 6 x 6 1/4 in. (15.2 x 15.8 cm.)

      Christie's
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939), Houses at Meudon, gouache on paper, 5.5 x 7cm
      Dec. 13, 2022

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939), Houses at Meudon, gouache on paper, 5.5 x 7cm

      Est: £600 - £800

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Houses at Meudon gouache on paper signed with Estate stamp

      Gorringes
    • GWEN JOHN (BRITISH 1876-1939), GIRL IN GREEN
      Oct. 19, 2022

      GWEN JOHN (BRITISH 1876-1939), GIRL IN GREEN

      Est: £4,000 - £6,000

      GWEN JOHN (BRITISH 1876-1939)GIRL IN GREEN, HOLDING A PRAYER BOOK Watercolour and gouacheStamped with estate stamp (lower right)15.5 x 12cm (6 x 4½ in.)Executed circa 1920s.Provenance:Estate of the artistDavis & Langdale Company, Inc, New York Private Collection, USA (acquired from the above)Thence by descent to the present ownerExhibited:New York, Davis & Langdale, Inc, Gwen John 1876-1939: Drawings and Watercolors, 1981, cat no. 5

      Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
    • GWEN JOHN (BRITISH 1876-1939), GIRL IN A MAUVE DRESS
      Oct. 19, 2022

      GWEN JOHN (BRITISH 1876-1939), GIRL IN A MAUVE DRESS

      Est: £8,000 - £12,000

      GWEN JOHN (BRITISH 1876-1939)GIRL IN A MAUVE DRESSPencil, watercolour and gouacheStamped with the estate stamp (lower right)16 x 12.5cm (6¼ x 4¾ in.)Executed circa 1920s. A comparable drawing of the same subject inscribed and dated by the artist Pétite négresse. Dessin du 3ieme Lundi d'Aout. 1928 was sold at Christie's on 17 March 2016, lot 33. The so-called 'Dessins du Lundi' were drawings given every week to Véra Oumancoff, John's neighbour in Meudon and the object of the artist's final romantic obsession. The inscriptions indicate the date of presentation rather than execution. Provenance:Estate of the artistDavis & Langdale Company, Inc, New York Private Collection, USA (acquired from the above)Thence by descent to the present ownerExhibited:New York, Davis & Langdale, Inc, Gwen John 1876-1939: Drawings and Watercolors, 1981, cat no. 1906

      Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
    • Gwen John (1876-1939)
      Oct. 04, 2022

      Gwen John (1876-1939)

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Gwen John (1876-1939) Gwen John (1876-1939) Portrait of Chloë Boughton-Leigh, bust-length signed 'Gwen John' l.l., pencil and grey washes 20 x 15cm Provenance: Estate of the artist (E.J.170); the collection of Miss Leslie Thompson; with the Piccadilly Gallery, June 1966, when bought by Mrs K E Maison; The Estate of Sir Jack and Lady Baer. Exhibited: Matthiesen Ltd. London, 'Gwen John Memorial Exhibition', 1946 (as Portrait of Fanella Lovell); Arts Council of Great Britain, 'Gwen John', 1968, cat. no.56. Condition Report: Framed size: 35 x 28cm Unexamined out of glazed frame, appears to be stuck down along edges, this has caused paper to darken at edges, please see images, otherwise generally appears to be in good condition.

      Sworders
    • The Seated Boy
      Sep. 23, 2022

      The Seated Boy

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      Property from a Private European Collection Gwen John 1876 - 1939 The Seated Boy signed Gwen John (lower left) pencil on paper unframed: 16.5 by 12.5cm.; 6½ by 5in. framed: 33.5 by 28cm.; 13¼ by 11in. Bid on Sotheby's

      Sotheby's
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) House in Trees (Painted in the late 1920s)
      Jul. 13, 2022

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) House in Trees (Painted in the late 1920s)

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) House in Trees stamped with estate stamp 'Gwen John' (lower right) gouache and pencil on paper 11 x 8.5cm (4 5/16 x 3 3/8in). Painted in the late 1920s For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Mère Poussepin
      Jun. 30, 2022

      Mère Poussepin

      Est: £100,000 - £150,000

      Gwen John 1876 - 1939 Mère Poussepin oil on canvas unframed: 61 by 38cm.; 24 by 15in. framed: 79 by 54.5cm.; 31 by 21½in. Executed probably in the late 1910s. Bid on Sotheby's

      Sotheby's
    • Gwen John (Welsh, 1876-1939) Two Houses in a Landscape, late 1920s
      May. 10, 2022

      Gwen John (Welsh, 1876-1939) Two Houses in a Landscape, late 1920s

      Est: $3,000 - $4,000

      Gwen John (Welsh, 1876-1939) Two Houses in a Landscape, late 1920s gouache and graphite on brown paper stamped Gwen John (lower left) 6 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches. Provenance: Estate of the Artist Davis & Langdale Company, New York Private Collection, New York

      Hindman
    • GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Little Girl with Long Hair Crayon on brown paper, 22 x 16.6cm Signed Exhibited: London, Gwen John Memorial Exhibition, 1946; London, Gwen John Exhibition, June 1961, both at Matthiesen, London.
      Apr. 26, 2022

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Little Girl with Long Hair Crayon on brown paper, 22 x 16.6cm Signed Exhibited: London, Gwen John Memorial Exhibition, 1946; London, Gwen John Exhibition, June 1961, both at Matthiesen, London.

      Est: €2,000 - €3,000

      GWEN JOHN (1876-1939) Little Girl with Long Hair Crayon on brown paper, 22 x 16.6cm Signed Exhibited: London, Gwen John Memorial Exhibition, 1946; London, Gwen John Exhibition, June 1961, both at Matthiesen, London.

      Adam's
    • Gwen John, British 1876-1939 - Two Women and a Nun in a Church, late 1910s-early 1920s; gouache
      Nov. 18, 2021

      Gwen John, British 1876-1939 - Two Women and a Nun in a Church, late 1910s-early 1920s; gouache

      Est: £6,000 - £8,000

      Gwen John, British 1876-1939 - Two Women and a Nun in a Church, late 1910s-early 1920s; gouache and watercolour on paper, 22.4 x 17.4 cm Provenance: The Geoffrey and Fay Elliot collection. With Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, no.DLA-1279; private collection; thence by descent Exhibited: Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, American and British Works on Paper, 11th October - 12th November, 1988, no.17 Note: One of the most unique and elusive voices in Modern British painting, Gwen John is renowned for her intimate interiors of women and children. The sister of Augustus John, Gwen moved to Paris in 1903, giving a distinctive European touch and palette to her work, reminiscent of Eduard Vuillard, which creates a quiet yet intense atmosphere. The artist made a number of works depicting church congregations, usually depicted the figures from behind. These works have a fluency to their rapidly applied brushes of gouache. The artist converted to Roman Catholicism in 1913, so the church became central to her solitary life. August John famously stated, 'in 50 years' time, I will be known as the brother of Gwen John.' Her work is in all major UK public collections, including Tate, the Yale Centre for British Art and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Other works from this series of figures in church are found in the National Museum of Wales. Floated in mount and held in a glazed, partially gilded, moulded wooden frame, with scuff marks. Appears to be affixed in each corner but unexamined out of frame. Edges visible. Left, bottom and right in very good condition, with only very minor wear. Top edge is worn; paper appears to have been removed from a sketchbook or similar. Slight undulation to top right corner. Slight wear to the painted surface along lower left edge. Painted surface otherwise in very good condition and colours fresh throughout. Overall, very good condition.

      Roseberys
    • Gwen John (British 1876-1939), Girls in cloche hats
      Oct. 12, 2021

      Gwen John (British 1876-1939), Girls in cloche hats

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      Gwen John (British 1876-1939)Girls in cloche hatsInk and watercolourSigned (lower right)16 x 12.5cm (6¼ x 4¾ in.)Executed circa 1920s.Provenance:Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New YorkPrivate Collection, USAThence by descent to the current ownerExhibited:New York, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., Gwen John (1876-1939) Watercolours and Drawings, February-March 1991, no. 32

      Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) A Woman Sewing by Lamplight 22.2 x 23.5 cm. (8 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.) (Executed in the late 1890s)
      Sep. 29, 2021

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) A Woman Sewing by Lamplight 22.2 x 23.5 cm. (8 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.) (Executed in the late 1890s)

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) A Woman Sewing by Lamplight stamped with Estate stamp 'Gwen John' (lower left) pencil 22.2 x 23.5 cm. (8 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.) Executed in the late 1890s For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Man and Women Praying in Meudon Church (Executed circa 1925)
      Dec. 16, 2020

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Man and Women Praying in Meudon Church (Executed circa 1925)

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Man and Women Praying in Meudon Church charcoal on paper 16.5 x 12.5cm (6 1/2 x 4 15/16in). Executed circa 1925 For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Portrait of a Gentleman
      Dec. 16, 2020

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Portrait of a Gentleman

      Est: £1,800 - £2,500

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Portrait of a Gentleman stamped with estate stamp 'Gwen John' (lower right) charcoal on paper 23 x 20cm (9 1/16 x 7 7/8in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Study of a Seated Girl with Clasped Hands (Executed circa the late 1910s)
      Dec. 16, 2020

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Study of a Seated Girl with Clasped Hands (Executed circa the late 1910s)

      Est: £3,000 - £5,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Study of a Seated Girl with Clasped Hands stamped with estate stamp 'Gwen John' (lower right) charcoal on paper 32.5 x 23cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/16in). Executed circa the late 1910s For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John (British 1876-1939) Nocturne, Dieppe
      Oct. 23, 2020

      Gwen John (British 1876-1939) Nocturne, Dieppe

      Est: £2,000 - £3,000

      Gwen John (British 1876-1939) Nocturne, Dieppe inscribed label verso 'Gwen John Memorial Exhibition 1946, cat. no. EJ307, Matthiesen Ltd, New Bond Street, London, W1', gouache (23cm x 26cm (9in x 10.25in))

      Lyon & Turnbull
    • Gwen John (Welsh 1876-1939)
      Sep. 17, 2020

      Gwen John (Welsh 1876-1939)

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      Gwen John (Welsh 1876-1939) Study for The Nun (study) pencil on buff paper 28 x 19.5cm Footnote: Provenace According to a gallery label to the reverse, the drawing was given by Gwen John to George Lambourn and thence to his widow With Michael Parkin Fine Art Ltd. In the winter of 1912-13, following a tempestuous, passionate and, above all, transformative affair with Auguste Rodin, Gwen John was received into the Catholic Church. Frequently and ardently worshipping at the local convent in Meudon, a Parisian suburb, John became closely acquainted with the Dominican Sisters of Charity and was soon commissioned to create a portrait of their foundress, Marie Poussepin. Obsessively committed to her task, John spent the next eight years producing a total of six portraits of Mère Poussepin and spent a further four years creating at least eleven more portraits of nuns. The present work dates from the mid to late 1910s, and is believed to be a study for John’s The Nun, circa 1915-21 which was purchased by the Tate Gallery in 1940. We are grateful to Cecily Langdale and Rebecca John for their assistance with authenticating the present work.

      Cheffins
    • * John (Gwendolen, 1876-1939). Seated Nude
      Jul. 31, 2020

      * John (Gwendolen, 1876-1939). Seated Nude

      Est: £1,000 - £1,500

      * John (Gwendolen, 1876-1939). Seated Nude, charcoal on cream laid paper, 21 x 26 cm (8.25 x 10.25 ins), light mount toning towards sheet edges, framed and glazed, with Redfern Gallery label to verso giving the title "Nude", artist's name and purchaser Ward Jackson Esq, dated November 1st 1949, and old auction stencil DC280 Qty: (1)

      Dominic Winter Auctions
    • Gwen John "Profile of Lady in Yellow Hat" Watercolor and Pencil on Paper
      May. 20, 2020

      Gwen John "Profile of Lady in Yellow Hat" Watercolor and Pencil on Paper

      Est: $2,000 - $4,000

      Gwen John (1876-1939). Watercolor and pencil on paper titled "Profile of Lady in Yellow Hat." Signed along the lower left. Sight; height: 2 3/4 in x width: 2 1/2 in. Framed; height: 12 3/4 in x width: 9 1/2 in. SKU: 03841 Follow us on Instagram: @revereauctions

      Revere Auctions
    • Gwen John, British 1876-1939- Profile of Bourgeois; black chalk on brown
      Feb. 11, 2020

      Gwen John, British 1876-1939- Profile of Bourgeois; black chalk on brown

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      Gwen John, British 1876-1939- Profile of Bourgeois; black chalk on brown paper, bears the artist’s studio stamp, 17x14cm Provenance: collection of Edwin John (EJ 82); Abbott & Holder Ltd., London (bears label to the reverse of the frame) Exhibited: Matthieson Gallery, London 'Gwen John Memorial Exhibition', 1946, cat. no. 114 (bears label to the reverse of the frame) In a gilded frame with elaborate green and gold mount and glazing. Please refer to department for condition report

      Roseberys
    • Gwen John, British 1876-1939- Two female heads; pencil and watercolour, b
      Feb. 11, 2020

      Gwen John, British 1876-1939- Two female heads; pencil and watercolour, b

      Est: £2,500 - £3,500

      Gwen John, British 1876-1939- Two female heads; pencil and watercolour, bears the artist’s studio stamp, 6.5x5cm Provenance: collection of Edwin John (EJ 610); Phillips London, 17 July 2001, lot 30; Bonham's London, 30 June 2010, lot 108 Exhibited: Anthony D'Offay, London, 'Gwen John Centenary Exhibition', 3-26 March 1976, cat. no. 54 In a gilded frame with elaborate green and gold mount and glazing. Please refer to department for condition report

      Roseberys
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Rue Terre Neuve, Meudon, Paris
      Nov. 27, 2019

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Rue Terre Neuve, Meudon, Paris

      Est: £2,500 - £3,500

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Rue Terre Neuve, Meudon, Paris gouache 24 x 24cm (9 7/16 x 9 7/16in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Rue Terre Neuve, Meudon, Paris
      Nov. 27, 2019

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Rue Terre Neuve, Meudon, Paris

      Est: £1,500 - £2,000

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Rue Terre Neuve, Meudon, Paris stamped with estate stamp 'Gwen John' (lower left) gouache and pencil 24 x 15.5cm (9 7/16 x 6 1/8in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Our Lady of Salette (Painted circa 1920-22)
      Nov. 27, 2019

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Our Lady of Salette (Painted circa 1920-22)

      Est: £1,200 - £1,800

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Our Lady of Salette stamped with estate stamp 'Gwen John' (lower left) watercolour and chalk 16 x 12.5cm (6 5/16 x 4 15/16in). Painted circa 1920-22 For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
    • Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Portrait of a Gentleman
      Nov. 27, 2019

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Portrait of a Gentleman

      Est: £1,800 - £2,500

      Gwen John (British, 1876-1939) Portrait of a Gentleman stamped with estate stamp 'Gwen John' (lower right) charcoal 22.5 x 17.5cm (8 7/8 x 6 7/8in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

      Bonhams
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