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Royal Academy artist supports local charity

Rosamund Jones RE, the well-known artist whose countryside etchings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy, has generously donated a much sought-after picture to local charity, Acorn to be raffled as part of the Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair in September.

Rosamund is a graduate of Leeds and Harrogate Art College and a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. She has exhibited widely, more than 10 times with the Royal Academy, twice at the Scottish Royal Academy, at Bite an annual exhibition of Artists Making Prints at the Mall in London which resulted in an award and locally at Number Six Studio Gallery in Pateley Bridge. She has won several awards including the St Cuthbert’s Mill prize in 2000 National Print Exhibition and the David Murray Travelling Scholarship and her work is held in the prestigious Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

The picture donated by Rosamund Jones is entitled ‘James Cockerel’ and is one of seventy five limited edition etchings of the picture. It is a genuine print from the original copper plate exhibited at the 1978 Summer Royal Academy Exhibition and under the mount is the Royal Society of Painter-Print Makers’ stamp and a hand-deckled edge. The picture was framed by McTague of Harrogate.

The Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair which runs from 25th to 29th September at the Harrogate International Centre is one of the most prestigious fairs of its type in Europe and attracts extremely rare and valuable pieces which are seldom gathered in one place. The Fair has chosen Acorn as its nominated charity for the last five years and the charity is represented at the event. Acorn raises money for people with dementia and their carers in Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby and for research into scleroderma disease at Leeds NHS Trust Teaching Hospitals.

Louise Hanen, chair of Acorn, says:

We are so excited to have such a prominent artist support us in this way. We hope to generate lots of interest at the Antiques Fair and we are so grateful to Rosamund and the organisers of the Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair for their most generous support. We look forward to welcoming many guests to our stand.

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