Artist Winifred Knights: Study of Ophrys Bertolonii, commonly known as Bertolonis Bee Orchid, circa 1925

Artist Winifred Knights (1899-1947): Study of Ophrys Bertolonii, commonly known as Bertolonis Bee Orchid, circa 1925

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Winifred Knights (1899-1947):
Study of Ophrys Bertolonii, commonly known as Bertoloni's Bee Orchid, circa 1925
Framed (ref: 9221)
Inscribed to reverse

Tempera on panel
6 3/8 x 5 7/8 in. (16 x 15 cm)

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Provenance: Tom Monnington; Evelyn Monninton; John Monnington; Private collection


This is a  study, most likely painted en plein air whilst Knights was in Italy, shows  a bee orchid, possibly Ophrys Bertolonii, commonly known as Bertoloni's Bee Orchid.  

Exhibited: Sanctuary, Artist-Gardeners, 1919-39, Garden Museum, London, 25th February – 5 April, 2020

Literature: Christopher Woodward, Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners, 1919–1939, published by Liss Llewellyn, 2020