Arthur Bradbury
1892 - 1977
Portrait of Honora
Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1938 lower right
Image size: 16 x 14 inches
Gilt period frame

The portrait depicts a woman called 'Honara'
Arthur Royce Bradbury was born on the 17th September 1892 in Preston, Lancashire. He specialised in painting portraits, landscapes and marines on oil, watercolour and pastel and was an accomplished etcher and teacher at the Pembroke Lodge School and Wimborne Grammar School. He studied at the St. John’s Wood School of Art before being accepted at the Royal Academy Schools.

In 1913 he is recorded as living at Bournemouth, then Parkstone, Dorset in 1915 before finally settling in Poole for many years.

Bradbury served as a cadet in Mercantile Marine serving for them on the West African trade route, before taking up art. He became an Associate of the Royal West of England Academy and exhibited there and widely elsewhere, mostly portraits. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1913 a work titled ‘Iris’ and went on to exhibit fourteen works there.

Examples of his work may be seen at the. His work is held in permanent collections at the Imperial War Museum Huddersfield, Art Gallery. Bournemouth Town Hall, Russell Cotes Art Gallery, Rothsay Art Gallery & Museum, Liverpool and Brighton Public Art Galleries and the Castle Cornet Maritime Museum Guernsey.

Exhibited: 1906-1948
52 Walker’s Gallery, London
15 Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
14 Royal Academy
6 Royal Society of British Artists
5 Royal Institute of Oil Painters
1 Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Height 16.00 inch (40.64 cm)
Width 14.00 inch (35.56 cm)
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated 1938 lower right
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