This interior captures the subtle play of luminous
tones in an ordinary domestic setting. Such a
presentation, along with a delicate handling of
forms, typifies Gwen John’s work from this period.
John rendered Interior, the Brown Tea Pot either in
Meudon or Paris, France, several years after her
Corner of the Artist Room, Paris (about 1907–9).
This earlier painting’s luminosity inspired Garry
Fabian Miller to create his series of photographs
Burning (with Gwen), shown here.