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ID number:  BIRRC-A0138
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art
Artist / Maker:  Sauter, George (1866-1937)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of John Galsworthy as a young man
Object type:  Painting
Date made:  c. 1905
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  66 x 48.3 cm
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Here we see a frontal view of the noted playwright John Galsworthy, dressed formally and painted as observing the artist directly. John Galsworthy was a playwright most noted for his 'Forsyte Saga' and the fact that in 1932 he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. In his youth Galsworthy trained as a barrister but decided instead of going into practise to take up a position managing his families trade accounts at sea. It was there that he met Joseph Conrad (author of 'Heart of Darkness) and decided to devote himself wholly to his writing.

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