Lot 127: LAURA KNIGHT (1877-1970). THE YORKSHIRE COAST. 1929. 39x49 inches, 99x125 cm. John Waddington, London.
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
LAURA KNIGHT (1877-1970) THE YORKSHIRE COAST. 1929.
39 1/4x49 1/4 inches, 99 3/4x125 cm. John Waddington, London.
Condition B+: replaced upper left corner; minor repaired tears at edges; creases and minor abrasions in margins and image; repaired pin holes in corners. Framed.
Laura Knight was a pioneering female artist and a practitioner of British Impressionism, among other styles. Knight painted an image of herself painting a nude in 1913, was made a "Dame" in 1929 and became the first woman elected into the Royal Academy in 1936. From humble origins, she focused much of her art on disenfranchised groups, such as gypsies and performers. She designed seven posters for London Transport and this stand-out design for the LNER. rare. Railway p. 135, Voyage p. 85, Tourism 50, Furness vol. 2, p. 109.