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Artwork Details

Title Untitled
Artist Anthony Devas
Date 1952
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions 22 x 16 inches
Location Borthwick Institute for Archives

About this work

This portrait depicts Janey Ironside (1918-79), dressmaker, designer and Professor of Fashion at the Royal College of Art (1956-68). The painting by 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 and People in March 1953 as part of the national Aero Girls 'DIFFERENT' advertising campaign devised by JWT. The work is framed and is likely to have been on display at the Rowntree factory in York until the late 1980s when the company was bought by Nestlé.