Winifred Knights

Italian Landscape

1921

Medium
Oil paint on wood
Dimensions
Support: 305 x 324 mm
frame: 393 x 420 x 40 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1922
Reference
N03681

Display caption

Knights studied at the Slade School of Art and won several painting prizes while she was a student there. In 1920 she was awarded the British School at Rome Scholarship in Decorative Painting for her painting 'The Deluge', which is also on display in this gallery. She lived and worked at the British School at Rome from 1920 to late 1924 and painted some figure compositions and landscapes. This is a view of the river Tiber from the outskirts of Rome to the north. It was purchased from the artist the year after it was painted, when she was still only twenty-three.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

N03681 ITALIAN LANDSCAPE 1921
 
Inscr. ‘W. M. Knights, 21’ b.r.
Oil on wood, 12×12 3/4 (30·5×32·5).
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1922.

The artist's husband W. T. Monnington wrote (13 May 1958) that the ‘Italian Landscape’ is a view of the Tiber from the outskirts of Rome to the north. It was painted when the artist was a student at the British School in Rome.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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