Summer’s Day

by Dame Laura Knight

£7,500

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 9.5 x 13.5 ins/ 24 x 34 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Laura Knight’ and dated 1958
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

Catalogue No: 5179 Categories: ,

Provenance

Private collection, United Kingdom

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Biography

Born in Derbyshire, Laura Johnson was encouraged to paint by her artistic mother and first went to study
at Nottingham School of Art at the age of thirteen. It was here that she met her future husband, Harold
Knight, with whom she spent time in Staithes (a small fishing village in Yorkshire), where they both found
inspiration and in Holland, where they studied the Dutch masters.

In 1907, the Knights came to Cornwall, at first taking lodgings in Newlyn and later moving to Lamorna,
where they became central figures in the growing artists colony. Laura specialised in combining
landscapes and figures, painting nude models out of doors, caused some controversy among the local
population, but her charming and lively personality overcame most resistance. During the WW1, Harold
Knight was a conscientious objector and was made to work on the land. Afterwards, in 1919, the couple
decided to leave Cornwall, moving to London. Laura kept her Lamorna studio for some years and
continued to return to Cornwall, where she felt she had spent her happiest times.

She was made a Dame in 1929 for her services to art and in 1936 became the first woman to be elected
to the Royal Academy.

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