Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.175.
Exhibited: possibly Jane, pencil drawing, Royal Academy, 1920 (1098)
In 1918, Arnold Mason enrolled at the Slade where he became a good
friend of Knights. Knights was staying with Mason at his studio The Old
Mill, Ludlow, in September 1920, when she received news that she had won
the Rome Scholarship. Prior to leaving for Rome, Mason and Knights
became engaged (see photo). Although in 1924 Knights married fellow Rome
Scholar Tom Monnington, the friendship with Mason lasted throughout
their lives. In 1947 Mason exhibited a posthumous portrait at the Royal
Academy, The Late Winifred Knights, (350). This outstanding pencil
portrait by Mason was one which Knights retained throughout her life. A
slightly earlier portrait of Knights by Mason is in the Queen’s
Collection (Royal Library Windsor, 23047).
Arnold Mason, Portrait of Winifred Knights
(Royal Collection), 1919
Winifred Knights, photographed by David Evans