Laura Knight etchings for sale

British, 1877-1970

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Bank Holiday -  KNIGHT

Bank Holiday
Etching and aquatint, 1923, Bolling / Withington 25, edition 55. 10 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression in fine condition with full margins. Here we have an exemplary work by Knight with remarkable detailing in the background depicting children on swings. Her skills with the aquatint medium are consistently outstanding.

Circus Dressing Room -  KNIGHT

Circus Dressing Room
Etching and aquatint, 1925, Bolling & Withington 41 (ii/II), edition 20 plus five trial proofs. 14 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, luminous impression of this large and impressive work. The paper is a fine laid with the watermark DAVID STRANG. The margins are full. The condition is excellent with just a slight suggestion of time toning in the extreme outer edge of the sheet. Knight was fascinated with the circus and these works are among her best. She was created a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in 1929 and became the first woman elected to the Royal Academy (1936) since it was founded in 1768. Her prints were done in small editions which makes them somewhat hard to come by today.

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