Allan Gwynne Jones – Portrait of Air-Craftsman Jo Hodgson
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Signed and inscribed in pencil AGJ 1941, Air Craftsman Jo Hodgson (bottom left). Pencil on cream wove paper presented in a new mount. Provenance: Previously in the collection of John Sergeant (1937-2010).
Image: Sheet: 11 x 7 1/2 in. (28 x 19 cm.)
Mount: 15 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. (38.5 x 31.3 cm.)
Gwynne-Jones was commissioned to make two portraits of RAF VCs in March 1944 for 50 or 75 guineas, depending on size. However he had problems executing the first portrait at Binbrook and in May 1944 the commission was cancelled and Gwynne-Jones was paid instead 40 guineas for a series of 41 drawings which he had carried out meantime. In June 1944 at Kenneth Clark’s suggestion, Gwynne-Jones was commissioned to make some further portraits for 25 guineas, at Elsham Wolds. In the end, ten were accepted for this commission and a further ten purchased for another 25 guineas.