Artist Winifred Knights: Cartoon for Scenes from the Life of Saint Martin of Tours

Artist Winifred Knights (1899-1947): Cartoon for Scenes from the Life of Saint Martin of Tours

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Winifred Knights (1899-1947):
Cartoon for Scenes from the Life of Saint Martin of Tours
Framed (ref: 7557)
Pencil on paper
76x188 cm

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Provenance: The Artist's Estate; Private Collection since 1995

Literature: G.K.A. Bell,The Church and the Artist, The Studio, September 1942, vol. 124,

no. 594, p. 81

In a gilded flat section frame, with square outer moulding, glazed

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).