Property from a Private Collection
DAME LAURA KNIGHT, R.A., R.W.S. | My Model Hans; Acrobat and Clown Resting; The Contortionist; A Clown Clapping
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP
DAME LAURA KNIGHT, R.A., R.W.S.
My Model Hans; Acrobat and Clown Resting; The Contortionist; A Clown Clapping
one signed l.l.: Laura Knight; titled l..r.; My model Hans; two signed l.r.: Laura Knight; the other signed with initials l.r.
three pencil and charcoal, one pencil and coloured chalk
two 37 by 27cm., 14.5 by 10.5in., one 36 by 25cm., 14 by 10in., one 28 by 21cm., 11 by 8.5in.
All the drawings are flat in their mounts and not laid down. The papers are slightly dirty and discoloured in each case but this is not distracting. There is a crease to the sheet of 'Clown Clapping' in the lower left corner.
All the drawings are contained in simple black frames with a clean mount and under glass.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
My Model Hans - Phillips, London, 12 May 1987, lot 82, where purchased by the present owner
The Contortionist, Phillips, London, 15 September 1987, lot 91, where purchased by the present owner