Amazingly this brilliant artist Cecil Rochfort Doyly-John (1906-1993) was wounded and temporily blinded by an exploding bomb in the Second War. It was during his period of convalescence that he took up oil painting as a pastime, but soon proved himself to be a natural artist of uncommon genius.
Set in the sunshine of Monte Carlo these pair of oil paintings clearly demonstrates his genius and colour sense. and in the 1950's and 1960's his work became universally known and popular. A number of his paintings were aquired by the Queen Mother (when she was Queen) for the Royal Collection, and his work is to be seen in notable collections throughout the World.