The condition of this framed Sao Ohn Nyunt (or more popularly, Saw Ohn Nyun) print is pretty decent if you think about the fact that it’s in the region of sixty years old. The original painting, which depicts the Princess of Burma, was painted by Sir Gerald Kelly in 1930 when the soon-to-be princess was on a visit to London. Given how beautifully painted this portrait is – and how serene – it’s not surprising that this became one of Kelly’s most commercially successful prints – according to reports the ‘Burmese Princess’ was the best-selling print in Britain in the 1950’s and ’60s. The version that we have for sale today probably dates to those years, with the frame starting to show its age. The print however is in surprisingly good condition, although there is a scratch just by the flower.
Dimensions: 66cm tall x 55cm wide x 3cm deep