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Madame Cyn 18" x 24" acrylic on paper 1996

My painting of Cynthia Payne, the notorious luncheon voucher madame who Terry Jones of Monty Python fame made a fictions film about in 1987.

Cynthia Payne (born 24 December 1932, in Bognor Regis,West Sussex) is a retired English party hostess who made the headlines in the 1970s and 1980s when she was accused of being a madam and of running her brothel at 32 Ambleside Avenue, in Streatham, in the south-west of London, England.
Payne first came to national attention in 1978 when police raided her home and found a sex party was in progress. Elderly men paid in Luncheon Vouchers to dress up in lingerie and be spanked by young women. When the case came to trial in 1980, she was sentenced to eighteen months in prison, reduced to a fine and six months on appeal. She served four months in Holloway prison.

Eight-and-A-Half (1996) 63" x 42" acrylic on canvas with painted wood frame