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 PRIVATE COLLECTION

 

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Winifred Knights:
The Potato Harvest

Framed (ref: 7005)

Watercolour over pen-and-ink on paper

29.7x38.5cm



Tags: drawing WOMEN



Provenance: Private Collection


In this picture, Knights depicts herself (foreground centre) transferring potatoes into a traditional clam. This was one of many rural activities in which she participated while convalescing in Worcestershire during the war. Both the arrangement of background colours into a flattened patchwork quilt of contrasting colours and the frieze-like placing of foreground figures,  would become favourite compositional devices, as would the use of motifs such as the ladder and haycocks.


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