Percy Horton (1897-1970):
Portrait of an artist (possibly Stanley Badmin), c.1925
Framed (ref: 895)
Signed with studio stamp to reverse, reference number 2/8
Oil on panel
Provenance: The Artist's Studio
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.218.
The identity of the artist depicted remains unknown.
The paintings in the background suggest a link with an artist of the Bloomsbury Group. The sitter bears a resemblance to Cecil Stephenson and Stanley Badmin - the latter of whom was a fellow student of Horton's at the Royal College of Art. But in addition to his Royal College of Art acquaintances the sitter might well be an artist from Ruskin College or The Artists' International Association.
RCA, Working Mens College, AIA or Ruskin College. .
RCA, Working Mens College, AIA or Ruskin College.