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Knights, Winifred

(1899 – 1947)

Landscape with Fence, c. 1920

SKU: 10300

Oil over pencil on prepared paper

Size:
Height: 25cm
Width: 27cm

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
The Artist’s son; David Thomson

Exhibited; Fine Art Society 1995, 1899-1947 Winifred Knights, The British School at Rome in Rome and FAS in London, English Landscape Studies, item 4b.

Literature; Fine Art Society and Paul Liss ,1995, 1899-1947 Winifred Knights, The British School at Rome in Rome and FAS in London, item 4b, page 49.

This is one of a series of paintings, produced by Winifred Knights during the summer of 1920, depicting the landscape around the Stort Navigation near Roydon, Essex.

A number of these works – such as the image of Roydon below, 1919 – can be seen in the UCL Art Collection. 

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THE ARTIST

Knights, Winifred

1899 – 1947

Winifred Knights was born in Streatham, London in 1899. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1915’17, 1918’20 and 1926’27) . In 1919 she jointly won the Slade Summer Composition Competition with A Scene in a Village Street with Mill-Hands Conversing. In 1920, she became the first woman to win the Scholarship in Decorative Painting awarded by the British School at Rome. She remained in Italy until December 1925, marrying fellow Rome Scholar Thomas Monnington (1902’1976) in April 1924. On her return to England, Knights received a commission to paint an altarpiece for the Milner Memorial Chapel in Canterbury. A major commission for the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, on which she had been working for five years, remained unconcluded at her early death, aged 47.
Throughout her life, Winifred Knights produced work through which she explored women’s autonomy. Presenting herself as the central protagonist, and selecting models from her inner circle, she rewrote and reinterpreted fairy tale and legend, biblical narrative and pagan mythology. She was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2016.

MORE PICTURES BY ARTIST

Winifred Knights
Compositional study for The Flight into Egypt, circa 1938
£17,500.00
Winifred Knights
Study for the Marriage at Cana with a self portrait, circa 1923
£8,000.00
Winifred Knights
Portrait of Colin Gill, c.1921
£10,000.00
Winifred Knights
Portrait Study of Colin Gill, c.1921
£7,500.00
Winifred Knights
Study of a Seated Woman for The Santissima Trinita
£3,000.00
Winifred Knights
Study of Lineholt Farmhouse Facade, c. 1932
£7,000.00
Winifred Knights
Study for St Martin altarpiece, angel from the waist down
£3,000.00
Winifred Knights
Study for Scenes from the Life of St Martin of Tours, circa 1929
£15,000.00
Winifred Knights
Landscape study for Santissima Trinita, circa 1924
£18,500.00