Portrait of the Day: Gwen John

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9 July 2014, 12:00

Room 29


  • Gallery Talk

Gwen John, by Gwendolen Mary (

Gwen John
by Gwendolen Mary ('Gwen') John
circa 1900
NPG 4439

Though Gwen was once overshadowed by her popular brother, critical opinion now tends to view Gwen as the more talented of the two. Augustus himself had predicted this reversal, saying “In 50 years’ time I will be known as the brother of Gwen John”.

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