In 1906 John went to Normandy with Wyndham Lewis where they fell in with a large band of Piedmontese gypsies. This charcoal drawing is based on a pencil sketch made at the time. It is one of John's most successful figure compositions. Executed in a style he usually reserved for exhibition pictures, it has the appearance of a cartoon although it was never in fact painted.
unframed: 110cm x 84cm
framed: 123.2cm x 95.6cm
Place of creation
Gift of Mr Charles Lambert Rutherston, 1925
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