Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.76.
We are grateful to Kenneth McConkey for suggesting that this painting is the work of Sydney Noel Simmons (1880-1916) who died on the Somme. His interiors are characerised by a colourful and quirky perspetive with his figures usually shown silhouette. McConkey has pointed out that the mirror reflecting the artist and back wall parallel to the picture plane are all Orpen-esque,