Winifred KnightsThe Deluge 1920

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Artwork details

Artist
Winifred Knights (1899‑1947)
Title
The Deluge
Date 1920
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1529 x 1835 mm frame: 1630 x 1930 x 55 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1989
Reference
T05532
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1910

Summary

This apocalyptic painting was produced by Winifred Knights as a competition entry for the final of the 1920 Prix de Rome scholarship in Decorative Painting. From an initial selection of seventeen young artists, Knights was chosen to go forward to the final round, along with Leon Underwood (1890-1975), James Wilkie and Arthur Outlaw, all of whom were also students at the Slade School of Art in London, where Knights studied intermittently between October 1915 and July 1920… (read more)

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