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Winifred Knights (1899-1947)

Painter and draughtsman, born in London, married to the artist Walter Thomas Monnington. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1915-17 and 1918-20. Her teachers included Henry Tonks and Fred Brown and she personified the Slade School tradition under their reign. In 1919 she won the Slade Summer Composition Prize (for Mill Hands on Strike) and the following year the coveted Rome Scholarship. She remained in Rome 1920-25, marrying fellow Rome Scholar Thomas Monnington in April 1924. One of her principal works was The Marriage at Cana for the British School at Rome, now in the National Gallery of New Zealand in Wellington. The Tate Gallery also holds her work, including her iconic winning entry for the Rome Scholarship, The Deluge, 1919. Knights died in London at the age of 48. Had Knights produced more during her relatively short life she might well today be considered among the major women painters of the twentieth century.

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Self portrait in fancy dress
Winifred Knights
Self portrait in fancy dress  For sale
£975
Studies from Rome School sketch book
Winifred Knights
Studies from Rome School sketch book  For sale
£1000
Figure Study
Winifred Knights
Figure Study  For sale
£3500
Study for St Martin's Altarpiece
Winifred Knights
Study for St Martin's Altarpiece  For sale 
Life drawing
Winifred Knights
Life drawing  For sale 
Portrait study, circa 1919
Winifred Knights
Portrait study, circa 1919  For sale 
Study for St Martin altarpiece
Winifred Knights
Study for St Martin altarpiece  For sale 
Study for St Martin altarpiece
Winifred Knights
Study for St Martin altarpiece  For sale 
Study for St Martin altarpiece
Winifred Knights
Study for St Martin altarpiece  For sale 
Portrait study of Colin Gill
Winifred Knights
Portrait study of Colin Gill  Privately held 
Paradise - Compositional Study
Winifred Knights
Paradise - Compositional Study  Privately held 
Little Miss Muffet
Winifred Knights
Little Miss Muffet  Privately held 
The artist in a dress of her own design
Winifred Knights
The artist in a dress of her own design  Privately held 
Cartoon for Scenes from the Life of...
Winifred Knights
Cartoon for Scenes from the Life of...  Privately held 
Self-portrait
Winifred Knights
Self-portrait  Privately held 
Compositional study for the Deluge...
Winifred Knights
Compositional study for the Deluge...  Privately held 
Study of a seated woman for The...
Winifred Knights
Study of a seated woman for The...  Privately held 
A View to the East from the British...
Winifred Knights
A View to the East from the British...  Privately held 
Compositional study for Pompilia
Winifred Knights
Compositional study for Pompilia  Privately held 
The Potato Harvest
Winifred Knights
The Potato Harvest  Privately held 
 Leaving the Munitions Works, 1919
Winifred Knights
Leaving the Munitions Works, 1919  Privately held 
The front door of Line Holt Farm House
Winifred Knights
The front door of Line Holt Farm House  Privately held 
Study of  Lineholt Farmhouse Facade
Winifred Knights
Study of Lineholt Farmhouse Facade  Privately held 
Study of Front Door
Winifred Knights
Study of Front Door  Privately held 
Self portrait and study for the deluge
Winifred Knights
Self portrait and study for the deluge  Privately held 
Study for St Martin kneeling
Winifred Knights
Study for St Martin kneeling  Privately held 
Figure study
Winifred Knights
Figure study  Privately held 
Aladdin with self portrait
Winifred Knights
Aladdin with self portrait  Privately held 
Sheet of Figure. Studies with...
Winifred Knights
Sheet of Figure. Studies with...  Privately held 
Study for St Martin altarpiece
Winifred Knights
Study for St Martin altarpiece  Privately held 
Head of a young man, circa 1919
Winifred Knights
Head of a young man, circa 1919  Privately held 
Italian Landscape, circa 1924
Winifred Knights
Italian Landscape, circa 1924  Privately held 
Trees in the Borghese Gardens
Winifred Knights
Trees in the Borghese Gardens  Privately held 
Edge of Abruzzi....boat with three...
Winifred Knights
Edge of Abruzzi....boat with three...  Privately held 
Study for ‘Scenes from the Life of...
Winifred Knights
Study for ‘Scenes from the Life of...  Privately held 
Design for Wall Decoration, circa 1918
Winifred Knights
Design for Wall Decoration, circa 1918  Privately held 
The Deluge - the original cartoon
Winifred Knights
The Deluge - the original cartoon  Privately held 
Landscape study for Santissima Trinita
Winifred Knights
Landscape study for Santissima Trinita  Privately held 
Study for 'Design for Wall...
Winifred Knights
Study for 'Design for Wall...  Privately held 
Landscape, Piediluco, 1924
Winifred Knights
Landscape, Piediluco, 1924  Privately held 
Study of Mary for St Martin's...
Winifred Knights
Study of Mary for St Martin's...  For sale 
Study of the water's edge
Winifred Knights
Study of the water's edge  For sale 
The Santissima Trinita
Winifred Knights
The Santissima Trinita  For sale 
Study of the exterior of a house by...
Winifred Knights
Study of the exterior of a house by...  For sale 
Compositional study for The Marriage...
Winifred Knights
Compositional study for The Marriage...  For sale 
Self-portrait
Winifred Knights
Self-portrait  For sale 
Early compositional study for The...
Winifred Knights
Early compositional study for The...  For sale 
Mabel Knights seated in a hayfield
Winifred Knights
Mabel Knights seated in a hayfield  For sale 
Study for Jairus' Daughter
Winifred Knights
Study for Jairus' Daughter  For sale 
Study for sleeping woman for...
Winifred Knights
Study for sleeping woman for...  For sale 
Martin altarpiece
Winifred Knights
Martin altarpiece  For sale 
Study of watermelons for The...
Winifred Knights
Study of watermelons for The...  Sold 
Study of a Tree in Winter for Scenes...
Winifred Knights
Study of a Tree in Winter for Scenes...  Sold 
Study of Waterbasins at Anticoli...
Winifred Knights
Study of Waterbasins at Anticoli...  Sold 
Sheet of studies with self-portrait...
Winifred Knights
Sheet of studies with self-portrait...  Sold 
Study of sleeping nude for Jairus'...
Winifred Knights
Study of sleeping nude for Jairus'...  Sold 
Landscape study
Winifred Knights
Landscape study  Sold 
Compositional Figure study with...
Winifred Knights
Compositional Figure study with...  Sold 
Bathsheba
Winifred Knights
Bathsheba  Sold 
Landscape at Roydon, Essex
Winifred Knights
Landscape at Roydon, Essex  Sold 
Study of a haystack
Winifred Knights
Study of a haystack  Sold 
Self-portrait sketching at a table
Winifred Knights
Self-portrait sketching at a table  Sold 
Compositional study for Scenes from...
Winifred Knights
Compositional study for Scenes from...  Sold 
Landscape at Roydon, Essex
Winifred Knights
Landscape at Roydon, Essex  Sold 
Figure Study
Winifred Knights
Figure Study  Sold 
Self Portrait, circa 1920
Winifred Knights
Self Portrait, circa 1920  Sold 
Architectural studies
Winifred Knights
Architectural studies  Sold 
Study of cliff tops
Winifred Knights
Study of cliff tops  Sold 
Study for St Martin altarpiece
Winifred Knights
Study for St Martin altarpiece  Sold 
Study for Santissima Trinita
Winifred Knights
Study for Santissima Trinita  Sold 
Study for St. Martin's, circa 1930
Winifred Knights
Study for St. Martin's, circa 1930  Sold 
Landscape study for Santisima Trinita
Winifred Knights
Landscape study for Santisima Trinita  Sold 
Fairy Tale, c.1915
Winifred Knights
Fairy Tale, c.1915  Sold 
Study for the Marriage at Cana
Winifred Knights
Study for the Marriage at Cana  Sold 
The Goose Girl, 1918
Winifred Knights
The Goose Girl, 1918  Sold 
The Artist in a dress of her own...
Winifred Knights
The Artist in a dress of her own...  Sold 
Self Portrait, circa 1923
Winifred Knights
Self Portrait, circa 1923  Sold 
Landscape, Piediluco, 1924
Winifred Knights
Landscape, Piediluco, 1924  Sold 
Self-portrait with Compositional Design
Winifred Knights
Self-portrait with Compositional Design  Sold