In 1959 John entered the Royal Academy, where in 1962, his final year; he won the drawing prize and married fellow student, Carolyn Cann.
Throughout his career John would often use more than one piece of paper to construct his drawings; using one sheet above another to draw on then slightly shifting one of the sheets to form his image. This quirky method creates the look of an old master and makes the drawing appear more spontaneous. This method of applying extra sheets of paper or canvas is not uncommon with artists who wanted to extend their composition or correct a mistake, in John’s case though the reason was simply for effect.
This drawing is to be sold as found and was part of a collection of drawings and watercolours removed from the studio of John Sergeant in 2017. Unless otherwise stated this item is being offered unrestored and does not include a mount or a frame. Many of the works in the collection are in good condition as can be seen from the photos. A gallery label including provenance will accompany this item.
We offer the option to have this item mounted or if required to be treated by our paper conservator. This sometimes can take between 3 and 5 months, depending on the amount of work needed. Once the initial cost for the item has been paid and a quote for the extra work has been accepted then we will go ahead. The final payment will be required on completion of the work and before the item can be dispatched to the customer. Delivery is free within the UK.