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.
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