Augustus John discovery

July 9 2018

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Picture: via BBC News

A previously unknown painting by Augustus John has been bought at auction by quick-thinking staff at Poole Museum. From the BBC:

"Edwin on the Beach" was bought by Poole Museum for £1,850 after manager Michael Spender saw the piece at an auction.

The artist's granddaughter Rebecca John who is a leading expert on his work, has confirmed the piece is genuine, meaning its value has soared. [...]

He found the piece in an auction catalogue after a house clearance in Moreton-in-Marsh, in the Cotswolds.

Excellent work, Mr Spender; AHN salutes you!

There's currently an exhibition of John's works on at Poole Museum, more here

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