Raymond Rowley King – J through N

These pages attempt to catalog the oeuvre of the brilliant artist Raymond Rowley King, arranged in alphabetical order by title.  They are ranged over five pages to make them easier to load quickly.  On this page are items J through N.   As additional works are submitted to me, I will add them as time permits.   A reasonably good image is required for publication.  If the collector wants to have the owner’s name mentioned, please include that information.  At present, I have images of just over 100 of the works of Raymond Rowley King.  Some times his name is spelled Raymond Rouley King incorrectly.  Whenever possible, i prefer to include the title of the work as well as the dimensions .. and whether or not the work is being offered for sale, and, if so, please suggest a  price.  In that regard, the location of the artwork is an important factor.  At present, emails may be sent to collectedartworks@hotmail.com . You may also call me at (916)383-5341.

            Jazz Musicians (Jazz Combo)

Sold at auction in January of 2012 in Brentwood, California is an oil painting of some jazz musicians. I have temporarily labelled it Jazz Combo. The signature is done in a style that is characteristic of his, however, he signed only “Rowley King”. It is possible that this was painted in an earlier time, prior to his incarceration. Raymond was a jazz musician. He was an accomplished artist by the time he was locked up in Vacaville Medical Facility. He had to have created some works to get that good. The work measures 48 inches in width by 55 inches tall.

            Jennie In A Blanket 


            Jimmy Ganes in San Quentin

This painting is part of the Edwards-Pedersen Collection.

            Kiriyat Anavim

            Late Evening Call

“Late Evening Call” is represented here by an image from a brochure. Images for two similar pieces, “A Country Doctor” and A Late Evening Call” are presented on these pages.

            Leah I


            Leah 2

            Letter to Carolyn Wong

            Lincoln In Portland

            Majestic Hotel

Majestic Hotel was just sold at auction in Pennsylvania.  The painting itself is signed “King 58”.  King’s full name is written out on the frame.

            Man With Top Hat

            Marin County

            Martha Long, RN


This painting is part of the Edwards-Pedersen Collection.

            Morning with Jesus and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


            New York Family

            Nite Sounds

This painting is part of the Edwards-Pedersen Collection.



            Nude Bathing on Roof (a triptych)

This work is a triptych, and a rather exquisite one at that. The dimensions of each panel are 7.5″ x 6.75″. They are oil on flat panel. These were painted in January of 1966 in Tel Aviv.  The painting on the top gives us a feeling for the
circumstances. The bathing area is small with tile placed vertically to protect the wall
from water, yet it is really too small to be a bath tub. There is a light shadow cast
against the wall. From the projected angle, the light source must be nearly horizontal.
From the title, we can infer that the light is coming indirectly from the sun. The portions of tile that are in the shadow are illuminated by the sky, thus the shadow is not too dark.  The subjects hands are busy working with the bar of soap. Irregular pipes run exposed along the wall. Nearby shelves are cluttered.

In the 3rd painting we see that there is a small canister of water resting in the
bathing area.  The subject is attending to personal hygiene. She appears to be wearing a sandal. In a
detail of the this, and the upper painting, we see what may be a slotted spoon.

The 2nd painting of the triptych shows her toweling off.  The sandal is more
apparent. The clutter on the shelves seen are possibly equipment use in cooking.

The model who stood for these paintings may have been one named Contessa. This work is now in a private collection in Europe.  Price paid at auction was $750 plus gallery premium.




            Nude, Jaffa, in jugendstil frame

            Nude from Behind

            Nude Study (Bathing Nude Study)

This piece is 55.5” X 20.5”, and is in a private collection in Colorado.

It appears that she is drying herself with a towel.  There is strong sunlight that, at once creates a shadow on her body just above the hip, and floods the pattern in the towel so as to “bleach out” the checkered pattern that is evident on the towel in shadow.  At first I thought that it was some sort of garment such as a corset, but that explanation does not match the circumstances, i.e., she seems to be standing in some enclosure such as a shower stall.  As with most figure studies by King, the hands are doing somethin, not just posing.

            Nude with Mask

This is probably an intaglio print with some modifications. it is similar to the work title “Bird Art”. The dimensions of “Bird Art” are 3-1/2″ x 4-5/8″.