Gwen John (Study for a Muse)

Auguste Rodin French

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This piece is a study for an uncompleted monument to James Abbott McNeill Whistler, which was commissioned in 1903 but rejected in 1916 by the Whistler Memorial Committee. The model for this head, Gwen John (1876–1939), was the sister of Augustus John and a student at the Slade School of Art in London before becoming a painter in her own right.

Gwen John (Study for a Muse), Auguste Rodin (French, Paris 1840–1917 Meudon), Cast plaster, French

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