Canada Select

June 2227, 2019
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LOT 44

Lot 44

Augustus Edwin John (1878–1961)

Augustus Edwin John (1878–1961)
Lot 44 Details
Augustus Edwin John (1878–1961), British (Welsh)


Graphite drawing on wove paper watermarked and dated "1916 Unbleached" along the bottom edge; signed "John" in pencil lower right
Sheet 18 x 12 in — 45.7 x 30.5 cm

Estimate $1,500-$2,500

Realised: $1,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Augustus Edwin John (1878–1961)
  • Augustus Edwin John (1878–1961)
  • Augustus Edwin John (1878–1961)

Augustus John was physically unfit to be accepted into the British Army to become an Official War Artist. He volunteered with the Canadian War Memorials Fund. By 1917 John was in France behind the lines held by the Canadian forces.


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LOT 44

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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