LAURA KNIGHT

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Dame Laura Knight is best known for her captivating studies and paintings of the world of London’s ballet, theatre and circus. She devotes an entire chapter in her autobiography Oil Paint and Grease Paint to her experience painting backstage at the Coliseum during Diaghilev’s season. She had returned from a trip to Cornwall in January in 1919 and whilst her husband, Harold, painted in their studio in Hampstead, she went to the ballet. No outsider but myself then haunted the stage. I was there for every show. I was impressed by the immense size of the back-stage immediately on passing through the folding doors; inside was spacious as a cathedral, as orderly, as quiet. Canvases jutting at all angles; some high, lost in the oblivion of the flies, where hangings met them... (1)Over the next year Knight assembled a considerable body of ballet paintings and studies, exploring both the splendour of costume and scenery on the stage and quiet moments back stage away from the public eye. She continued to work from her studies long after the ballet had left.(1) Laura Knight, Oil Paint and Grease Paint, An Autobiography. Ivor Nicholson and Watson, 1936, Page 224.

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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
A Lamb
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Kaye Michie
DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
A PAIR OF ART DECO CANDLE STICKS BY LAURA KNIGHT
Extremely rare this superb pair of Candle sticks, designed by laura Knight for the 1935 Harrods Exhibition, produced in Bizarre by Clarice Cliff. ...
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Gazelles of Lyndhurst
DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
DAME LAURA KNIGHT CHARCOAL DRAWING
An Exception Charcoal Drawing two Dwarf Clowns, with the well known Goliath on the right. Signed Lower left. 52 cm h 41 cm w 2 cm d Framed
£2650
Gazelles of Lyndhurst
DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Dame Laura Knight, D.B.E., R.A., R.W.S. - “Springtime
A charming observation of sheep with young lambs on a bright, sunny, Yorkshire springtime day by renowned modern British artist Dame Laura Knight. ...
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Millington Adams
DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Dressing Room No.2
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Elephant Ride
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Grecian Dancer No. 1 (Pavlova)
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Head of a Girl No.1
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
LAURA KNIGHT DRAWINGS
Pen and Ink Drawings of two clowns, one with scripture: A Happy Birthday on this Good Friday, Sixty Eight to you, and many may these Fridays be thu...
£2200
Gazelles of Lyndhurst
DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Madonna
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Matador - Danish Horse
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Olympia
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Sheep in a Meadow
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Skater
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
SWING BOATS BY DAME LAURA KNIGHT
Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) "Swing Boats" An Aquatint signed in Pencil and Inscribed Print 1 44 cm h 36 cm w and 1.5 cm d Framed
£1100
Gazelles of Lyndhurst
DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Two Lambs
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DAME LAURA KNIGHT RA (1877-1970)
Waiting to go On
Dame Laura Knight was brought up in impoverished circumstances, her father died early in her life (1883), learning to draw and paint at an early ag...
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Rowles Fine Art