Works by
Henry Tonks

Rosamund and the Purple Jar
exhibited 1900

The pearl necklace
c. 1905

Sargent Sketching in the Alps
c. 1908?

An Advanced Dressing Station in France

Standing Figure

Portrait of the Artist

The Unknown God

Sodales - Mr Steer and Mr Sickert
Henry Tonks 
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Syndics of the Fitzwilliam Museum, 
Cambridge, England
Pencil and ink on paper 
24.8 x 37.1 cm (9 3/4 x 14 5/8 in.)
Jpg: Local source

Henry Tonks (1862-1937) studied medicine and became a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Tonks also attended drawing lessons at the London Technical Institute where he met the artist Frederick Brown. When Brown became principal of Slade Art School, he convinced Tonks to give up medicine and become one of its teachers. He joined the New English Art Club and would be a big supporter of it his whole life. At the outbreak of WWI Tonks returned to medicine and was stationed in France. In 1918 Tonks was invited to be an official war atist along with Sargent.

From the war Tonks produced "An Advanced Dressing Station in France" (thumbnail left). Tonks also completed another painting with a medical theme "An  Underground Casualty Clearing Station" (1918)

After the war Tonks returned to the Slade Art School. He continued to paint and his most    well-known work, Saturday Night in the Vale, was completed just before his retirement in 1930.
(in large part from Spartacus.schoolnet)



John Singer Sargent, An Exhibition -- Whitney Museum, NY & The Art Institute of Chicago 1986-1987

Created 2/17/2001