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Artwork Details

Title Anna
Artist Anthony Devas
Date c. 1952
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions 16 x 12 inches
Location Borthwick Institute for Archives

About this work

This portrait, titled Anna, actually depicts Sarah Ellis née Millar (b.1930) who was the personal assistant to Anthony Devas ARA RP (1911-58) in 1952. The work was commissioned for use in Rowntree & Co. Ltd Aero chocolate advertising. It was published in the Daily Express, Daily Mail, Daily Herald and News Chronicle in February 1952 as part of the national Aero Girls advertising campaign devised by advertising agency JWT.