Oil on canvas
The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: This work is in excellent condition. The canvas is unlined. The paint layer seems to be dirty and may have never been cleaned. No retouches are apparent. Some unevenness is visible under ultraviolet light in the elbow of the right arm and in the left arm, but this does not correspond to retouching. The work should be carefully cleaned and tightened on its stretcher, but the condition is excellent overall In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
30 1/4 by 25 1/4 in.
London, Grosvenor Gallery, 1915, no. 74 Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Autumn Exhibition of Modern Art, 1916, no. 977 (lent by Lord Leverhulme) Glasgow, Royal Institute of Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition, 1917, no. 222
Colour, 1917, illustrated on the front cover Edward Morris, Victorian and Edwardian Paintings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, London, 1994, Appendix 2, p. 132, no. WHL2168 Sara Gray, The Dictionary of British Women Artists, Cambridge, 2009, p. 164
Sir William Hesketh Lever, Lord Leverhulme (by 1916) Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, United Kingdom (bequeathed from the above circa 1922 and sold, Christie's, London, June 6, 1958, lot 134) The Fine Art Society, London (acquired at the above sale) Private Collection (acquired from the above) Private Collection (by descent from the above and sold, Sotheby's, London, December 1, 1999, lot 22, illustrated) Acquired at the above sale
Signed Laura Knight (lower left)
Property from the Collection of Barbara & Martin Zweig
1877 - 1970