A signed cabinet card portrait of artist Charles L. Pott, seen here wearing a lieutenant's uniform of the Artists’ Rifles (20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers).
Born Charles John Linder Pott in 1865, he appears on the 1871 census living in Hampstead with his family. His father was the painter Laslett John Pott. By 1881 the family had moved to Marylebone and in 1891 Charles was boarding at the home of a draper’s assistant. In 1893 he married Mary Rose Lane.
In the late 1890s, Pott contributed illustrations to The Graphic. By 1903 he was a contributor to The Sketch. In 1909 an exhibition of his work was held at 21 Baker Street in London. ‘The works include original drawings done for Punch and other periodicals and a number of oil paintings’ (Morning Post, 29 November 1909).
He died, aged only 44, on 23 October 1909, leaving an estate valued at £1038. He was buried at Pinner in Middlesex.
Lawrence Lowe - Photographer
S. Abbey Gardens, St. John's Wood, N.W.