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    Sale 5914

    Christie's Interiors

    30 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 307

    Henry John Stock (1853-1930)

    Portrait of Winifred Ianthe Clayton (1895-1975), seated half-length, in a blue dress

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    Henry John Stock (1853-1930)
    Portrait of Winifred Ianthe Clayton (1895-1975), seated half-length, in a blue dress
    signed and dated 'H.J. Stock/1913' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    29¾ x 25¼ in. (75.6 x 64.2 cm.)


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    Born in Greek Street, Soho in 1853, Henry John Stock studied at the St. Martin's School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. During his early career Stock supported himself by painting portraits, building up an impressive clientele among the aristocracy. In 1909 Stock left London and went to Felpham, where the Clayton family had their country home. Most likely, Stock first became acquainted with the family there and was commissioned to paint portraits of the daughters.

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    Literature

    The Sphere, 13 December, 1913, p. 278.


    Exhibited

    The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London.