Though born in Wales, John lived and worked in France for most of her career. Her reputation as an artist has grown since her death, however, she spent much of her life being overshadowed by her younger brother, the artist, Augustus John.
Gwen John (1876-1939), Nun Holding a Prayer Book, c.1920
Gouache and pencil on paper
17.5 x 11.6 cm
Stamped with the estate stamp