Dame Laura Knight, R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1877-1970) Asleep 61 x 40.5 cm. (24 x 16 in.)
Lot 28AR
Dame Laura Knight, R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1877-1970) Sleeping Nude 61 x 40.5 cm. (24 x 16 in.)
Sold for £37,250 (US$ 62,610) inc. premium
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Dame Laura Knight, R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1877-1970)
Sleeping Nude
signed 'Laura Knight' (lower right)
oil on canvas
61 x 40.5 cm. (24 x 16 in.)
Painted circa 1940s

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With M. Newman Ltd., London, November 1975

    This work depicts Patricia Graves, who modelled for the artist on a number of occasions, most notably around the period of the Second World War. Recognising travel constraints and the need for petrol coupons during the war, one could conjecture that she may well have lived in the Malvern area or within commutable distance of where the artist lived in Colwall, at the time.

    We are grateful to R. John Croft FCA the artist's great nephew, for his assistance in cataloguing this lot. The work will feature in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works of Dame Laura and her husband Harold Knight.

    Please see www.damelauraknight.com for more information on the artist.
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