Augustus John palette on loan

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jun 18, 2018 Blog No Comments

 This palette was used by artist Augustus John (born in Tenby in 1878) whilst he had a studio at 33 Tite Street in Chelsea between 1940 and 1950. The premises had previously been used by artists James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. When Oscar Wilde witnessed actress Ellen Terry emerge from a carriage dressed as Lady Macbeth during her portrait sessions with Singer Sargent, he remarked that Tite Street was a “street of wonderful possibilities.”

This palette is on loan to Tenby Museum and Art Gallery and comes from the collection of Julian Barrow.