Augustus John

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Washing Day

c.1915
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This portrait of John’s lover Dorelia washing clothes in a basin outdoors is thought to have been painted in the garden at Alderney Manor in Dorset, the family home that Dorelia shared with John and the children. Here John uses a technique he had first deployed in France, painting in oils directly onto a wood panel. Dorelia, a Bohemian style icon of the time, wears a brightly coloured outfit that she had designed and made herself.
  • Artist Augustus John
  • Artwork Washing Day
  • Date of work c.1915
  • Credit Original: Oil paint on wood 40.6 x 30.2 cm Tate. Purchased with assistance from Sir James Murray 1923 © Estate of Augustus John / Bridgeman Images
About the artist
Augustus John was born January 1878 in Tenby, Wales. He studied at the Slade School from 1894 to 1898 where he won a scholarship and the Summer Composition Prize. After leaving school he travelled extensively around Europe, the UK and Ireland, where he painted whilst camping with gipsies and worked with Innes and Derwent Lees. His works were exhibited all over London and the rest of the UK and in later years across the USA.
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DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 10 working days. For countries outside of Europe, delivery may take up to 20 days.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

LAST ORDER DATES FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS DELIVERY:

Custom prints
UK: 12noon on 15th December 2019
Europe and Rest of World: 12noon on 8th December 2019

Everything else
UK: Midnight on 19th December 2019
Europe: Midnight on Monday 16th December 2019
Rest of World: Midnight Friday 13th December 2019

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

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