Dame Laura Knight R.A., R.W.S. (British, 1877-1970)
The dovecote charcoal and ink 63.5 x 48cm (25 x 18 7/8in). unframed
This work appears to be a preparatory sketch for the oil on canvas entitled 'Flight' that was painted in 1957 and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1958. It was sketched in the gardens of Maurice and Majory Averill's farm in Worcestershire. The Averills were great friends of Laura Knight and it was on their farm that many of her gypsy hop depicting scenes were created. We are grateful to Mr John Croft for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.