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Artwork Details

Title Avril
Artist Bernard Fleetwood-Walker
Date c.1952
Medium Oil paint on board
Dimensions 16 x 14 inches
Location Borthwick Institute for Archives

About this work

This portrait of an unknown young woman, Avril, by Bernard Fleetwood-Walker RA (1893-65) was commissioned for Rowntree & Co. Ltd Aero chocolate advertising during the 1950s. It was published in the Daily Mirror in July 1952 as part of the national Aero Girls advertising 'DIFFERENT' campaign devised by the advertising agency JWT. The back of the painting is stamped with the date 23 February 1953, which may have been the date when the work was officially acquired or logged by JWT, seven months after the advert was originally printed.