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Artwork Details

Title Alice
Artist Anthony Devas
Date c. 1956
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions 16 x 12 inches
Location Borthwick Institute for Archives

About this work

This portrait, titled Alice, actually depicts the artist Rose Wylie (b.1934) as a 21 year old art student. The painting by Anthony Devas ARA RP (1911-58) was commissioned for use in Rowntree & Co. Ltd Aero chocolate advertising. It was published in the Daily Express, Daily Herald, News of the World, People, Illustrated, Picture Post, John Bull and Everybody's Weekly in December 1956 as part of the national Aero Girls 'DIFFERENT' advertising campaign devised by advertising agency JWT.