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ID number:  BIRRC-A0135
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art
Artist / Maker:  Sauter, Rudolf H. (1895-1977)
Title / Object name:  Portrait of John Galsworthy
Object type:  Painting
Date made:  1923
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  71.1 x 58.4 cm

In this portrait we see John Galsworthy sitting in profile in an armchair, writing in what is possibly a journal or notebook. John Galsworthy was the noted writer of the 'Forsyte Saga' and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. He married Ada Pearson in 1905 after she had been rather unhappily married to his cousin. He died in January 1933 from a brain tumor. The artist in this case, Rudolph Sauter, was the nephew of Galsworthy and the son of noted Bavarian painter, George Sauter.

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