Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Winifred Knights: Martin altarpiece, drapery study circa 1928

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Winifred Knights:
Martin altarpiece, drapery study circa 1928

Framed (ref: 3119)

Pencil on paper, 8 1/4 x 6 in. (21 x 15cm.)

(10 1/4 x 8 in. (26 x 20cm.) framed)



Knights was commissioned to paint the Milner Memorial altarpiece for Canterbury Cathedral in 1928; she finished it some five years later in  1933. It was to be the last major work completed by Knights. 


Bishop Bell, who was involved with commissions for religious works from numerous artists (including Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Augustus Lunn and Hans Feibusch), described the St Martin Altarpiece as ‘one of the most lovely, delicate and deeply felt modern religious paintings that I know’ (G.K.A. Bell,‘The Church and the Artist’, The Studio, September 1942, vol. 124, no. 594, p. 81).



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