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Winifred Knights (1899-1947):
Mabel Knights seated in a hayfield
Unmounted (ref: 6989)
oil on panel
6.5 x 7.5 in. (16.5 x 19 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection
Knights submitted this small oil painting of her mother, Mabel, for the first round of the Rome Scholarship Competition. The haystack was a motif that would appear frequently in Knights' work; a collaboration between nature and mankind in a temporal cycle, it was a powerful symbol of regeneration and harmony.