Jago Stone was travelling door-to-door offering to provide a painting of your house. He had fairly recently finished his stay at Her Majesty’s Pleasure and was looking for work. My mother was charmed by his openness and candour and agreed to pay, as I recall, £10 for him to paint our house. My sister now has the picture in her home.
And Malcolm added an image of the painting:
I replied as soon as I could:
Thank you so much for gifting this image of your sister's painting. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your sister would care to add any details to this story. I would love to know the date of the painting - and the location. As you can
read in the biography that was published earlier this month ('The Remarkable Life of Jago Stone')', my wife's parents commissioned Jago to paint their house in Camp Road, Gerrard's Cross in 1969. Jago emerged from HMP Blundeston in the summer of 1967. This is an exciting find!
Within days Malcom had responded by email:
|Jago Stone painting Westley, Bois Avenue, Amersham in 1968 - Malcom Stirling (2020)|
|Westley, Bois Avenue, Amersham - Jago Stone (1968)|
|Church Farm House, North Leigh, Oxfordshire - Jago Stone (1973)|