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Dame Laura Knight, R.A. (1877-1970)

A valley at evening

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Dame Laura Knight, R.A. (1877-1970)
A valley at evening
with inscription 'valley at evening' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 60.9 cm.)
Provenance
The Estate of Dame Laura Knight; Sotheby, London, Catalogue of Works by Dame Laura Knight DBE RA, 22 July 1971, lot 109, (part lot).
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Lot Essay

With the onset of the Second World War Laura and Harold Knight, avoiding the bombing in London, moved to Malvern where they stayed at the Colwell hotel. A valley at evening, which relates closely to Harvest (Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia), is a reflection of the peace and solace found in the surrounding countryside and contrasts sharply with the industrial subjects, often painted in arduous conditions, the she was commissioned to paint as a War Artist.

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