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Limited Edition Print – Monika and Mr Connard


Artist: Jaq Grantford

Edition: Edition of 250

Size in cm: Image 46(W) x 31(H) on A2 archival paper


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Monika and Mr Connard

Monika knew Mr Connard when she was a tiny little girl in the 1960s at the time he employed her mother, Linda, as a typist. During the school holidays, Monika would go into the office and there a bond, similar to that of a grandparent and grandchild, was formed.

When Monika?s mother became seriously ill, losing an enormous amount of weight ? at one stage reaching four stone ? Mr Connard was there to help, becoming a very dear friend, almost like a member of the family.

Life stabilised for Monika, until suddenly at the age of 15, her father died. He was only 42 years of age. Ten days later, her grandfather died, and then shortly after her grandmother.

Monika, her younger sister and mother, were all alone in the space of six months. And that’s when Mr Connard and his late wife Thelma stepped in and helped, providing support and friendship in their time of need. There was a wonderful bond and a special love between them.

Monika grew up and went to Uni, and as what often happens when life changes, they lost touch. They lost touch for twenty-five years.

In 2009, Monika bought a house with her young family in Parkdale. During the move, she found an old wallet that she had since she was ten and in it a card. On the card was Mr Connard’s address from the time when Monika was a child. It was only about six houses away from where she was now living. She walked around to see the house thinking there was no possible way that he would still be there.

Waiting in the front garden for a taxi was Mr Connard who was now 92 years old. They recognised each other instantly, and Monika flew into his arms, crying. They have seen each other every day since then, and Monika is truly like a granddaughter that Mr Connard cherishes.

This fine art print by artist Jaq Grantford is created using archival inks on museum grade art paper. The original work in oil paint on canvas has been professionally scanned, making the printed image as close to the original as possible. It is hand-signed and numbered in pencil, under the image on the front by the artist.


This fine art print is created using archival inks on museum grade art paper.
Archival Pigment Print | Hahnemühle Photo Rag
300gsm, Matte, Smooth, Natural White, 100% Cotton

Please note that the size of the print in the photo hanging on the wall may not be exactly to scale and you need to check how the dimensions will work in your hanging space, allowing for framing.


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