It’s been a little while since we had any vintage prints for sale. The main reason for that being that most of the prints I’m interested in have just become too expensive and out of my price range – so I was delighted to find this Sir Gerald Kelly print the other day at a price that I could afford! Sao Ohn Nyunt (or more popularly, Saw Ohn Nyun) was painted in 1930 by Kelly when Nyunt, the Princess of Burma, was visiting London for a conference between the British government and Burmese officials with an eye toward Burmese independence. Kelly, a well known portrait painter, was taken by the beauty of the princess and asked permission to paint her, a move that tuned out well for him – Sao Ohn Nyunt became one of the best selling prints in department stores in the UK in the ’50s and ’60s, and even today is considered a highly prized print with vintage versions like this one selling for as much as R2000! And the print that we have for sale today is a lovely example – the print itself is in excellent condition, and the frame, which appears to be original, only has minor signs of wear. It’s also a nice size, so would make a great statement piece for above a fireplace or in a lounge or bedroom, and at R600 it’s still relatively affordable.
Dimensions: 73cm tall x 60cm wide x 3cm deep