Dame Laura Knight DBE, RA (1877-1970) - Little Dutch Girl, s...





Dame Laura Knight DBE, RA (1877-1970) - Little Dutch Girl, signed, watercolour, 35.5 x 18.5cm  

Painted in 1906 on the artist's second painting sojourn at Laren, Holland

Provenance: Laura Knight's sister-in-law Agnes ("Tag") Knight by 1907; with Mary Lindsay (nee Eady), Lady Monteath (1905-1994) c1941; anon sale Bonhams, 11 November 2008 to R John Croft FCA, great nephew of Dame Laura Knight. 

Laura and Harold Knight first visited Laren in 1905 having been invited to join the British artist Henry Silkstone Hopwood (1860-1914) for a six weeks' painting trip. The Knights lodged at the "vrouw Kan". 

Laura and Harold Knight revisited Laren in Spring 1906, having purchased a six months' return ticket for £1 at Tower Wharf. 

Following the success of the Leicester Galleries' exhibition of that year, they returned to Laren in 1907; this time staying at one of the larger farms outside the village, but taking their meals at the widow Kan's boarding house. In her autobiography, Laura Knight describes a game the Americans staying at the artists' colony played: a version of baseball that became the couple's favourite exercise, the last game being played on Christmas day 1907. Laura and Harold Knight left Laren for the last time in January 1908.

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Good condition

Auction Date: 5th Mar 2024 at 10am

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