• Short Summary

    Very good footage of the artist Augustus John at work and play.

  • Description

    Two soldiers in uniform look at a painting of General Montgomery. We then see the artist Augustus John at home and at work. Various good shots of John painting, sketching and enjoying his garden. John smokes a pipe throughout.

    John uses a special device with a long handle to prune some trees. A young boy joins the artist in the garden - he is John Cole, the son of Mavis Cole. Mavis is the subject of John's current painting. John shows the young boy a book he is reading.

    Mavis looks out of a window as John shouts up to her that he is ready to begin painting. We follow him up a staircase to his studio. His house is of a modern design. M/S of Mavis as she walks up the stairs. She sits in a chair in the studio and we see John at work and Mavis posing. Good travelling shot over John's paints and brushes which are scattered over a large table.

    The artist and his model are seen in silhouette against a large window. Good shots of the two of them as the painting takes shape. Mavis has a rest - she sits on a window seat smoking a cigarette.

    John is shown at work on a very large canvas.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1289.01
    Media URN:
    42899
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/09/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:39:00 / 01:04:00:00
    Canister:
    NP 1

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