1877 - 1970
The Trapeze Artists

Watercolour and pastel, signed bottom right
Image size: 22 x 15 inches
Dutch ripple frame

Provenance

Royal Watercolour Society Summer show in 1934, Number 141.
Illustrated in the Old Watercolour Society Club Vol.12. Plate. 30

Dame Laura Knight was one of the most popular and pioneering British artists of the twentieth century. Her artistic career took her from Cornwall to Baltimore, and from the circus to the Nuremberg Trials. She painted dancers at the Ballets Russes and Gypsies at Epsom races, and was acclaimed for her work as an official war artist.

Knight used portraiture to capture contemporary life and culture, and her paintings are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings.