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Artwork Details

Title Country Girl
Artist Anthony Devas
Date c. 1951
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions 18 x 14 inches
Location Borthwick Institute for Archives

About this work

This portrait depicts the artist Margaret Reade née Tennant Ware (1916-2004). 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 Herald in May 1951 as part of the national Aero Girls campaign devised by advertising agency JWT.