Portrait of a Man (Probably George Capstick)

WAG 8799


This print is a portrait of a man, thought to be George Capstick, by his friend George W. Harris (1878-1929). Harris drew Capstick when they were students at Liverpool’s University. Both men later joined the Sandon Studios Society. Harris began a career as a stage designer in 1911 at Liverpool’s Repertory Theatre (renamed the Playhouse in 1917). Capstick painted the decorations at the theatre, probably as Harris’s suggestion. He was primarily a stonemason and later made the relief above the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool.