Property from a Private Collection (lots 79-83)
DAME LAURA KNIGHT, R.A., R.W.S.
The Clowns Marba and Randy; Herbert Hanson the Acrobat
one signed l.r., the other l.l.; Laura Knight; one titled on backboard; Marba and Randy
both watercolour over crayon and pencil
each 35.5 by 25.5cm., 14 by 10in.
Both drawings are flat in the mount and not laid down. The paper is slightly dirty and discoloured but this is not distracting and the drawings could be hung without any restoration.
Both drawings are contained in simple black frames with a clean mount and under glass.
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Marba and Randy - Ernest, Brown & Phillips, London, until 1936;
Cassirer Fine Art, Johannesburg;
Christie's, 25 September 1992, lot 165, where purchased by the present owner
Herbert Hanson the Acrobat - Christie's, London, 27 September 1991, lot 75, where purchased by the present owner
Laura Knight, The Magic of a Line, 1965, Herbert Hanson illustrated p.312
Marba and Randy - Brooklyn Museum, New York, Exhibition of Water Color Paintings, Pastels and Drawings by American and European Artists, 1935;
Johannesburg, (organised by The British Council), Empire Exhibition, 1936, no.436