Laura Knight, R.A., R.W.S. (1877-1970)
Study of the branch of a tree
Signed and dated l.r.: Laura Knight/1958, graphite and black chalk on paper partially watermarked J WHATMAN, framed in a black painted frame
25.5 x 36 cm.; 10 x 14 inches
Framed size 43.5 x 56 cm.; 17 1/8 x 22 inches
The apparent Japanese influence on this drawing can also be seen in an oil of a tree with a landscape entitled ‘A Misty Sunrise’ painted in 1956 and in the collection of the Royal Academy (03/1161). Knight had a lifelong interest in trees and landscape.
This drawing may have been done in the Malvern Hills where the artist and her husband Harold spent some time in the summer of 1958.