Percy Horton (1897-1970):
Chianti bottle with lemon, circa 1922
Unframed (ref: 4191)
Signed with studio stamp on reverse (5/4)
Oil on canvas
Provenance: The Artist's family
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.