Laura Knight: From a Private Collection

6 - 26 May 2016 London

This exhibition included a collection of 28 etchings and aquatints by acclaimed British artist, Laura Knight, which had been held in private hands since being purchased in the 1970’s. Created between 1922 and 1936, the works vividly depicted the intimate and private world of women, and the life of the ballet and theatre, recurring themes that informed Knight’s work during these years. 

Just over a hundred years since The Fine Art Society held its first exhibition of Laura Knight’s work, the gallery  also exhibited alongside a small group of drawings, a large-scale allegorical oil, ‘Early Morning at a Gypsy Camp’ exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1953 and unseen since Laura Knight’s Academy retrospective in 1965 (the first time a living RA had been given such an honour).