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Oil “The Fruit Basket” Signed Deborah Jones




HOriginal Oil on Canvas
“The Fruit Basket”
Signed Deborah Jones
Dated MCMLXXIX (1979)
Deborah Jones was born in 1922 in South Wales. Early in her career Deborah Jones could be seen in the Victoria and Albert Museum absorbing the fashion drawings of a bygone age, and later on the same day displaying her canvases on the railings along the Bayswater Road! She has always been a prodigious worker and today, many years later, after a lifetime of painting, she lives in a house where the shelves are filled with classical art books close to volumes of science fiction, where her dolls and bears live together. She’s had a varied career, which includes work in the theatre, producing props and costumes at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and Stratford. She has travelled widely, on business and pleasure, exhibiting work in Italy, New York and Chicago. Painting is her great love, and all her experiences and masses of sketch books now combine to form an original style which is part imagination, part reality. Her subjects include delightful trompe l’oeil pictures, old back street antique shops and rich still life studies, like this one. This beautifully painted and finely detailed still life is presented in its original framing, and bears its original label and inscribed price (£295 – equiv. to about £1500 now) verso.
Size Frame 60cm X 90cm. Painting 45cm X 75cm