About the author
Words and pictures:

(p.4) Woman in White
(p.7) Stanley Spencer
(p.31) Augustus John
(p.41) Cranach 's Eve
(p.140) Gainsborough
(p.166) Mrs Dalloway
(p.188) Lucio Fontana
Gwen John

Publisher and agent

After Anjelica (detail)      
‘Like the portrait of him by Orpen,’ said Laura. ‘But he was in such a temper in that picture!’
(p. 31)

Augustus Edwin John (1878–1961) by Sir William Orpen (1878–1931)

Augustus John portrait

© National Portrait Gallery, London