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This painting was done by my grandmother, May Sutherland who was a long time active member of the Wellington Art Society.

I imagine Joyce was a sitter at one of the regular sessions the society held for their members.

I've always liked Joyce, so it does feel a bit like selling one of the family, but she's been in storage for a while now, as we've moved to a house with less space and have too many paintings to hang on our walls.

Having said that, Grandma was obviously planning on selling the painting at some stage, as she's got a sale price on the back of the board - I'm honouring that 1970's price and using it as a start point for this listing.

In terms of the painting itself, the oil is in good condition but the board is starting to warp a wee bit on the lower right hand side. The frame is original, wooden, with a wooden backed hessian mount. Sounds awful but it works! There are some small scratches and dents in the wooden part of the frame.

The back of the framing is a little tatty - looks like Grandma may have thought about reframing this at some stage then changed her mind, or she used an old frame for the new painting and didn't finish it off properly. Still, I think that kind of adds to the charm, and it's not something that you see once it's on the wall :)


Outside frame - 67cm high x 56cm wide
Inside frame (edge of the painting) 50cm high x 39cm wide

I've tried to give a clear description of the state of the painting but please remember that this is a 1970's painting that has moved house and been in storage several times, so it's not in 'as new' condition. Post/courier at buyers cost.

Please buy Joyce and give her a new home where she can sit in her chair and survey her surroundings, smiling gently at you every day!
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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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