Inscription

lower right: John 1921

Provenance

Commissioned by the sitter, Joseph E. Widener [1871/1872-1943], Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1949
Augustus John in American Collections, Scott and Fowles, New York, 1949, unnumbered, repro.
1949
Augustus John, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery, 1949, unnumbered.
1968
Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Augustus John, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1968, no. 2.
Bibliography
1944
Rothenstein, John. Augustus John. London and New York, 1944: 23, no. 51, repro.
1960
Birnbaum, Martin. The Last Romantic: The Story of More Than a Half-Century in the World of Art. New York, 1960: 173-174.
1965
Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 71.
1968
European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 62, repro.
1975
European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 182, repro.