Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Dame Laura Knight - part 4

1936 Dame Laura Knight
bromide print 17.6 x 23.1 cm
Creative Commons Licence
© National Portrait Gallery, London

Dame Laura Knight nee Laura Johnson (4 August 1877 – 7 July 1970) was an English artist who worked in oils, watercolours, etching, engraving and drypoint. Knight was a painter in the figurative, realist tradition and who embraced English Impressionism. In her long career, Knight was among the most successful and popular painters in Britain. Her success in the male-dominated British art establishment paved the way for greater status and recognition for women artists.
In 1929 she was created a Dame, and in 1936 became the first woman elected to full membership of the Royal Academy. Her large retrospective exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1965 was the first for a woman. Knight was known for painting amidst the world of the theatre and ballet in London, and for being a war artist during the Second World War. She was also greatly interested in, and inspired by, marginalised communities and individuals, including Gypsies and circus performers

For a full biography see part 1, and for earlier works, see parts 1 - 3 also.

This is part 4 of an 8-part series on the works of Dame Laura Knight:



1931 Christmas Celebrations
charcoal 35.3 x 26.5 cm

1931 The Bedroom
(details not found)

1931-322 A Seaside Holiday
127 x 101.6 cm
Private Collection

1932 Con Colleano - a landing after a forward somersault (Olympia 1932)
pencil on paper 36.6 x 27 cm
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1932 George Bernard Shaw
oil on canvas 60.9 x 50.8 cm
Hereford City Museum, UK

issued 1932 Too True To Be Good
colour lithograph poster for theatre production of
 George Bernard Shaw's play
75.1 x 51 cm
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1932 Miss Patricia Thompson
oil on board 76 x 63.5 cm
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, UK

1932 Stella
aquatint 30 x 24.6 cm (plate)

1932 Trio Gymnastique
aquatint 36.2 x 24.7 cm

1932 Two French Dwarfs
charcoal on paper 27 x 37.2 cm
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

1932-34 Vanity
drypoint 27.5 x 22.4 cm (plate)

c1932 The Ballet Shoe
oil on board 46 x 40 cm
Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries, UK

c1932 The Rosinbacks
oil on canvas 78 x 63.5 cm
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent, UK

1933 Spring in St John's Wood, London
oil on canvas 130.2 x 115.6 cm
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

1933 The Chinese Juggler
pencil, watercolour and charcoal 37 x 27 cm

1933 The Unwise Ones
auto-lithograph 
29 x 20 cm 
published in Studio magazine

1933c An English Hillside
etching in black on ivory laid paper 31.4 x 22.4 cm (plate)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

c1933 An English Hillside
etching in black on ivory laid paper 31.4 x 22.4 cm (plate)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

c1933 The Trestle Bridge at Staithes
watercolour heightened with white 29.2 x 40.7 cm

1934 Edith Broster
oil on canvas 91.4 x 71.1 cm

1934 The Gyppos
oil on canvas 76.2 x 63.5 cm
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK

1937 Dita Boa at The London Palladium
 watercolour, charcoal and coloured chalks 51.5 x 39 cm
Private Collection

1935 Circus Figures
watercolour 25.5 x 20 cm

c1935 A Theatre Dressing Room
oil on canvas 74.3 x 62.9 cm
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, UK

c1935 Chelsea Embankment
oil on canvas 96.5 x 127.5 cm
McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock, UK

c1935 Ethel Bartlett (Pianist)
oil on canvas 198.1 x 116.8 cm
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, UK

c1935 Studio Window (View fron Cheyne Walk, Chelsea)
oil on canvas 101.5 x 127 cm

1936 Ballet
oil on canvas 63 x 76.5 cm
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Wirral, UK

1936-38 Ascot Finery
oil on canvas 76.2 x 63.5 cm
Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collection, UK

1937 Dita Boa at The London Palladium
watercolour, charcoal and coloured chalks 51.5 x 39 cm
Private Collection

1937 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition poster
 lithograph 72.7 x 50

1937 September Radiance
artwork for a London Transport poster
29.7 x 18.6 cm (poster)

1937 Young Gypsies
oil on canvas 63.4 x 76.2 cm
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, UK

c1937 Holiday Time No.2
oil on canvas 74.9 x 62.2 cm
Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa

c1937 Motley preparing for her entrance
oil on canvas 157 x 122 cm

before 1938 The Trick Act
oil on canvas 102 x 127 cm
Touchstones Rochdale, UK

1934-37  Ceramics:





c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery
Circus Plate

c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery 
Circus Plate

c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery 
Circus Plate

c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery 
Circus Plate

c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery 
Circus Plate

c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery 
Circus Plate

c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery 
Circus Plate

c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery 
Circus Plate

c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery 
Circus Plate

c1934-35 Clarice Cliff "Bizarre" pottery 
Circus Plate

1937 Commemorative Mug for the Coronation
of King Edward VIII
He abdicated before the Coronation took place

1937 Commemorative Mug for the Coronation
of King George VI

1937 Commemorative Mug for the Coronation
of King George VI

Ballerinas Jug
28 cm high
Water Jug
28 cm high

Ballerinas Tankard
16.5 cm high

Ballerinas Charger
46 cm diameter

Candlesticks (Clowns)

Sugar Bowl and Cover (Clowns)