Lot 1084

Myrtle Jones, Portrait of Jimmy, Oil on Board, 1965

Estimate: $500 - $700

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Property from the Collection of John and Virginia Duncan, Savannah, GA


Myrtle Jones (Savannah, 1913-2005), Portrait of Jimmy, Oil on Board, 1965, signed and dated 65 lower right, depicting a portrait of a man with white shirt and glasses, with inscription, 'Jimmy, he lived next door to Mrs. Wilkes on West Jones St.' on verso, in a giltwood frame. Frame size: 29 3/8 in. x 23 1/2 in.

Myrtle Jones was an artist whose paintings commonly featured streetscapes and the architecture of Savannah, Georgia. Throughout her career Jones depicted everyday life in Savannah, through subjects including urban streetscapes, buildings, landscapes, and portraits of locals. Jones was a prolific painter, possibly creating thousands of works within her lifetime. Selected exhibitions: Women Artists in Savannah, Telfair Academy; Exposed! Telfair Women Artists & Patrons, Telfair Museum of Art; Looking Back: Art in Savannah 1900-1960, Telfair Museum of Art. (Askart.com)

Measurements: Height: by sight 23 3/4 in. x Width: 17 3/4 in.


Overall fair condition, scratches to paint surface, splatter stains, in need of cleaning, board slightly warped and loose in frame.