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Artwork Details

Title Wendy
Artist Anthony Devas
Date c. 1957
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions 16 x 12 inches
Location Borthwick Institute for Archives

About this work

This portrait 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 during January 1957 as part of the national Aero Girls 'DIFFERENT' advertising campaign devised by JWT. The sitter is unknown. 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.