Percy Horton (1897-1970):
Geraniums in Barrel, 1970
Framed (ref: 5121)
Label on reverse with artist's name,
title and inscribed with 'one of the last paintings the artist was
working on before he died'.
Blue crayon and oil on board, 12 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. (32.5 x 27 cm.)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate; Private collection
Born in Brighton, Percy Horton attended the School of Art there from 1912-1916. During the First Word War he became a conscientious objector and was sentenced to two years hard labour in Carlton Prison, Edinburgh, from 1916-18. After the war, he took up his studies again at the Central School of Art 1918-20 and the Royal College of Art 1922-24. This still life is likely to date to his time at The Royal College of Art.