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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Laura Knight R.A., R.W.S., R.E., R.W.A., P.S.W.A.
THE CHINESE JUGGLER
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86

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Laura Knight R.A., R.W.S., R.E., R.W.A., P.S.W.A.
THE CHINESE JUGGLER
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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Laura Knight R.A., R.W.S., R.E., R.W.A., P.S.W.A.
1877-1972
THE CHINESE JUGGLER
signed and dated l.r: L.K 1933
charcoal and watercolour with pencil
37 by 27cm., 14½ by 10½in.
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Provenance

Christie's, London, 7 June 1990, lot 3, where purchased by the present owner

Exhibited

Worthing Art Gallery, Paintings and Drawings by Dame Laura Knight, 1963, no.50

Catalogue Note

Knight made several studies of Chinese acrobats and jugglers in the 1920s and 1930s. This drawing probably depicts Long Tack Sam (born Lung Te Shan 1884-1961) the leader of a troupe of Chinese acrobats who appeared with The Great Carmo Circus, a partnership between Carmo and Bertram Mills in 1929. A major star, he was regarded as one of the greatest vaudeville performers of his generation - one of his most popular feats was to somersault forward holding a fishbowl in one hand and without spilling a drop of water or the goldfish.

Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art

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London