Percy Horton (1897-1970):
Study for Kensington Gardens, 1923
Framed (ref: 1502)
Watercolour, squared in pencil
5.6 x 9.4 in. (14.3 x 24 cm)
Provenance: K. Chaloner, (the artist's daughter); Geoff Hassaell
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.339.
Exhibited: Ashmolean, June-July 1964, Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Percy Horton, no 50
Percy Horton was a student at The Royal College of Art between 1922 and 1924. This study was for his main composition of his second year at the college. Set in the nearby Kensington Gardens Horton is shown doffing his top hat. The other figures, fellow students, have yet to be identified.
A drawing of the same composition is reproduced in Ian Jeffrey's The British Landscape plate 24. Horton is shown doffing his top hat far left.