Percy Horton (1897-1970):
Reclining Nude, 1915
Unframed (ref: 913)
Signed and dated, inscribed 3 hours
Coloured chalk and pastel on grey paper
Provenance: The Artist's Studio
Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.117.
Born in Brighton, Percy Horton attended the School of Art there from 1912-1916. Drawings made in the Life Room, often as timed exercised (hence the 3 hours), formed a major part of all Art School curricula at this period. 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.