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Harold Knight
The Maiden - British Newlyn School art nude Laura Knight portrait oil painting

Circa 1916

$90,483.57

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This stunning nude portrait oil painting is by noted British Newlyn School artist Harold Knight. `The Maiden` was painted at Dozmary. The Belgrave Gallery catalogue 1986 suggests the sitter is in fact his wife, Laura Knight the noted artist. The sensuous understanding of the flesh tones and anatomy reveals the qualities that established Knight's reputation as a leading portrait painter after the War. This picture may be dated to c.1916. A really lovely portrait by a much sought after artist. Signed lower left. Provenance. Fifty Years Ago Exhibition, RWS Galleries, June 1965, no. 200. Belgrave Gallery February 1986 which suggests in their catalogue the sitter is Laura Knight. Shades of British Impressionism Exhibition which toured between October 2004 and February 2005 to Warrington Art Gallery, Lowry Art Gallery and Williamson Art Gallery Birkenhead. Housed in a complementary frame 40 inches by 34 inches and in good condition. Harold Knight (1874-1961) was born in Nottingham, the son of an architect, and studied at Nottingham School of Art under Wilson Foster. It was at the School of Art that he met his future wife, Laura Johnson, who he married in 1903. After spending time in Paris and then at Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast, Harold Knight moved to Newlyn, with Laura, in 1907. The couple mainly lived and worked in Lamorna, becoming key figures in the Lamorna group, and they remained in Cornwall until 1919. Knight was a pacifist and refused to enlist for service in the Great War. He faced a tribunal to test his beliefs and he was put to work in north Cornwall, hoeing vegetables. Some artists from Lamorna established a temporary base near Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor and Knight relished their company, which he found more forgiving than some of the public disapproval of his pacifism (and even the views of some artists from the wider community). Exhibited: Warrington (Museum & Art Gallery), Salford Quays (Lowry) and Birkenhead (Williamson Art Gallery), `Shades of British Impressionism : Lamorna Birch and his Circle, A Memorial Exhibition October 2004-February 2005.

Details

  • Artist
    Harold Knight (1874 - 1961, British)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1916
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU85316861452

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