Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, Winifred Knights, Lund Humphries, illustrated p 45
Exhibited: Winifred Knights, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2016
The treatment of face and hands ‚Äì elongated and symmetrical, with strong outline and an emphasis on the underlying anatomical geometry ‚Äì would now become a defining characteristic of Knights figurative work. Knights is shown wearing a version of artistic dress, the embroidered bee motifs added for their decorative effect and possibly their esoteric iconography. The ribbon laced shoes, a fashion popularised by the celebrated ballerina Anna Pavlova would become a style favoured by Knights throughout her life.