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Harold Knight was a painter of portraits and interiors. Born in Nottingham, the son of an architect, he studied at Nottingham School of Art and for a year in Paris at the Académie Julian. On his return Knight settled at Staithes on the Yorkshire coast. He married Laura Johnson in 1903 and spent several years with her in Holland studying the Dutch masters, particularly Rembrandt and Vermeer. Knight exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1896 and at the International Society; he also exhibited with Laura Knight at the Leicester Galleries in 1906.
oil on canvas
91.4 x 71.1 cm
Bequeathed by the sitter's widow, Dame Laura Knight, 1970