Lot 12

Barbara Jones (British, 1912-1978)

The Jolly Farmer, Farnham
signed and dated 'Barbara Jones 1944' (lower right) and signed and titled on the artist's label (attached to the backboard)
37 x 55.5cm

Estimate: £200 - £300
Hammer price: £5,500
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Barbara Jones was born in Croydon and attended Croydon Art School before furthering her studies at the Royal College of Art where she specialised in mural painting and was taught by Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. Jones was associated with the 'Recording Britain' project, a scheme initiated by Kenneth Clark, Director of the National Gallery, and launched in 1940. A 'War Economy Label' - paper from a recycled envelope with writing on the blank side - attached to the backboard of the present work refers to the 'Londoners England Scheme' which was presumably a regional extension of the Recording Britain project.

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