DAME LAURA KNIGHT
In the Fields
Lady Park Lyle
The Leger Galleries, 1944
Pyms Gallery, 1991
London, Leicester Galleries, Works by Harold and Laura Knight, July 1912, no.21, lent by R.P. Lyle
London, Pyms Gallery, Life and Landscape, 1991, no.22
Capturing a warm and soft naturalistic light, which stands out from that of her classical counterparts Augustus John and Charles Sims, Knight’s watercolour has a freshness of palette and atmosphere. This is enhanced by both her stylistic freedom, using vigorous brushstrokes, and the visual freedom she affords with a low horizon showing the sea stretching into the distance beyond the graceful beauties that pause under the expansive, open sky.