Trees in the Borghese Gardens
Framed (ref: 1648)
In a reeded mahogony frame, pencil, 4 x 6 1/4 in. (10 x 16 cm.)
Tags: Winifred Knights British School of Rome flowers landscape
The Borghese Gardens, situated by The British School at Rome, provided Knights with a setting for many of her Rome School compositions, for instance The Marriage at Cana
. The gardens also provided an area where Knight's could avoid the noise of the city. In her first letter home from Rome she wrote:I can’t tell you how lovely Rome is Mother. The gardens are so beautiful and all the plants and trees are different. The school is a beautiful building also. And it is so comforting to come back to English people after all the shrieking foreigners they are a noisy lot.
(5th November 1920)