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Laura Knight

United Kingdom (1877 -  1970 ) Wikipedia® : Laura Knight
KNIGHT Laura Charivari (the Grand Parade)

Bonhams
Feb 20, 2019
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Variants on Artist's name :

Johnson Laura

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Dame Laura Knight

 

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Laura Knight - The Dovecote

Laura Knight - The Dovecote

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Lot number: 565
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Laura Knight (1877-1970) The dovecote signed and inscribed (to reverse) charcoal and ink 64cm x 48cm, unframed. Information: The picture appears to be a preparatory sketch for a painting entitled 'Flight' (exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1958) and was reputedly sketched in the gardens of Maurice Averill's farm in Worcestershire.
Laura Knight - Dancing On Hampstead Heath

Laura Knight - Dancing On Hampstead Heath

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Lot number: 119
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A PAIR OF AQUATINT ETCHINGS BY LAURA KNIGHT (BRITISH 1877-1970) comprising: a) Dancing on Hampstead Heath, etching and aquatint on cream wove paper, 1923, edition of 55 proofs, plate mark 27.3 x 19.7 cm (10 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.), full sheet measuring 40 x 25.7 cm (15 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.), signed lower right, inscribed with title and edition along lower border; b) Some Holiday, etching and aquatint on cream wove paper, 1925, edition 21 / 30, state III, plate mark 34.7 x 24.7 cm (13 5/8 x 9 3/4 in.), full sheet measuring 46 x 30.5 cm (15 3/4 x 12 in.), inscribed with title and edition along lower border LITERATURE G. Fredric Bolling and Valerie A. Withington, The graphic work of Laura Knight: including a catalogue raisonne of her prints (Brookfield: Ashgate Publishing, [1993]), p. 47. [Dancing on Hampstead Heath]
Laura Knight - Study Of A Boxing Match

Laura Knight - Study Of A Boxing Match

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Lot number: 307
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•DAME LAURA KNIGHT (1877-1970) A study of a boxing match, possibly at an Army camp, with inscription above "Ms D Yglesias, co-Founder of the Wild Birds Hospital, Mousehole", pencil drawing, half inscribed in pen, 24.5cm x 32cm Condition Report: paper heavily discoloured, folds and creases to corners, some traces of white paint to left hand edge, possible moisture damage to lower right corner
Laura Knight - Study For Henry Vi

Laura Knight - Study For Henry Vi

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Lot number: 91
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Dame Laura Knight RA, RWS, RE, RWA, PSWA, DBE (1877-1970) Study for Henry VI Signed, charcoal, 36.5cm by 24cm Provenance: Abbott and Holder Ltd., London This sketch depicts one of the cast of Henry V1 parts 1, 2 & 3 directed by Barry Jackson. These were first produced at the Birmingham Repertory in 1951-2 with Part 1 produced in 1953. The whole cycle of plays were then moved to the Old Vic in London in 1953. The performances and staging were much praised in what was the Coronation year. Laura Knight was a great friend of Barry Jackson and of the Birmingham Rep. She sketched behind the scenes there for many years. For reference see ''Laura Knight at the Theatre'' exhibition catalogue ed. Timothy Wilcox (2008) We are grateful to Dr Barbara Morden for providing this information. See illustration Artist's Resale Rights/Droit de Suite may apply to this lot, please refer to our Terms of Business
Laura Knight - Charivari (the Grand Parade)

Laura Knight - Charivari (the Grand Parade)

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Lot number: 96
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Dame Laura Knight, RA, RWS (British, 1877-1970) Charivari (The Grand Parade) signed 'Laura Knight' (lower right) watercolour and gouache over pencil 101.6 x 127cm (40 x 50in). Executed in 1928 Footnotes Provenance The artist's estate; Sale, Sotheby's, London, 7 May 1975, lot 312. Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 21 May 1986, lot 89. Paisnel Gallery, London. Private collection, France (acquired from the above). The present lot is a study for one of Knight's most significant circus paintings, Charivari, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1929, and is now in the collection of Newport Museum & Art Gallery (fig 1). The work was commissioned by Major Evelyn Atherley, and at first the composition was just to include Atherley's terrier Blinkers and the clown Whimsical Walker (a study of Whimsical Walker was sold in these rooms, 14 March 2018, lot 113, fig 2). However, the Major was soon requesting the addition of other circus characters. The present lot closely resembles the finished painting, with performing elephants, piebald ponies, trapeze artists, tight rope walkers, clowns and acrobats, stilt walkers and contortionists. Harold Knight, the artist's husband, was sceptical that such an ambitious work was possible. However, through careful planning, Laura Knight succeeded in creating an impressive composition, that captures the fast-pace, energy and spirit of the circus. In her autobiography, Knight mentions a 'cartoon' of the final work, possibly referring to the present lot. She explains that 'a new cartoon had to be made, everything so carefully placed, even to a fraction of an inch, or some little dog or acrobat would be left out. The second cartoon met with his [Atherley's] complete satisfaction; but late September came before I finished the picture, a complicated piece of work'.1 The painting caused much publicity when it was exhibited and was also caricatured in Punch, with the faces of politicians replacing those of the circus characters.2 Knight worked on the present lot in her studio over the carpenter's shop at Mousehole in Cornwall, inspired by the countless drawings and sketches she had made backstage at the circus. In her book Oil paint and Grease Paint she comments 'I have often tried to analyse the circus appeal. It is the display of indomitable courage that one sees and admires, an admiration inherent in the human race'.3 The present lot encapsulates Knight's love for the circus and all the individual characters she met and respected. She wrote 'it was fun doing it, fitting everything in... I have fondness for the picture; perhaps it is because I am like the Major – a circus fan'.4 This work will be included in the Laura Knight catalogue raisonné, currently being compiled by Mr R. John Croft FCA. We are grateful to Mr R. John Croft FCA for his assistance in cataloguing this lot. 1 Laura Knight, Oil Paint and Grease Paint, Autobiography of Laura Knight, London, 1936, p. 308. 2 Janet Dunbar, Laura Knight, London, 1975, p. 129. 3 Knight, p. 299. 4 Knight, p. 309.
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