OIL PAINTING OLD MASTER Harold Knight (1874- 1962) FINE 20th CENTURY BRITISH
PAINTING REF 110134
Original Antique Large late 19th/early 20th Century British OLD MASTER OIL PAINTING Romantic Sea Scene GOLD GILT FRAME
NEW COLLECTION Of RARE PIECES OF ENGLISH HISTORY
Harold Knight (1874- 1961) Premier Collection
““Good/average Condition canvas. Cleaned Ready to hang.
" Some crazing & one or two repairs overtime "
frame is in good condition for age "See pictures””
( Early 20th century )
Title: Romantic sea view
Artist: Harold Knight
Provenance: john castagno art
Medium : Oil painting on canvas
Condition: Good /Average
Country: British school
Frame size : 36.5 in x 26.5in
( 93 cm x 67 cm)
Canvas size : 30" x 20 "
With an estimate of £2000 - £4000
Harold Knight - 1874 - 1961
Harold Knight was born in Nottingham, the son of an architect, and studied at Nottingham School of Art under Wilson Foster. It was at the School of Art that he met his future wife, Laura Johnson, who he married in 1903. Harold was a quiet character who is largely remembered, unfairly, as an adept but unexciting painter, while Laura (later Dame Laura) was flamboyant in both her life and art and achieved greater public renown.
After spending time in Paris and then at Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast, Harold Knight moved to Newlyn, with Laura, in 1907. The couple mainly lived and worked in Lamorna, becoming key figures in the Lamorna group, and they remained in Cornwall until 1919.
During the First World War, Knights high principles led him to be a conscientious objector, which earned him the rebuke of many of his colleagues and former friends, and put a strain on his physical and mental health as he was forced to work as a farm labourer. When the War ended, he and Laura moved to London, although they frequently returned to Lamorna to paint.
UK /MAINLAND COURIER 3-5 DAYS INCLUDING INSURANCE From £54
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