John Davies of St Davids by Herbert Oakley SOLD
Two portraits of John Davies of Laurel Cottage, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire.
By Herbert Coldborne Oakley, both oil on canvas and both signed H C Oakley and dated 1922
Cap painting 18″ wide x 25″ high /
Uncapped painting – 12″ wide x 18″ high (both unframed)
Herbert C Oakley 1869 – 1944
Studied at Southampton & National Art Training School, South Kensington, and became an art teacher. He travelled and painted throughout England, France and Italy before settling in St. Davids Pembrokeshire in the 1920s. Where he painted many of the local people.
Some of his portraits are held at Southampton City Art Gallery, Pembrokshire County Museum & Pembroke College Oxford.
Web reference : http//www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings & http://www.hcoakley.org