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Winifred Knights (1899-1947):
Study for Jairus' Daughter
Unmounted (ref: 6986)
oil on tracing paper
Winifred Knights spent the summer months of 1921 at Anticoli Corrado, an established artists' colony situated 25 miles northeast of Rome. This study of the bedroom that Knights rented there was intended as the setting for a larger composition, Jairus' Daughter. Inspiration came from Fra Angelico's predella panel, The Healing of Justinian by St Cosmas and St Damian (1438-40), which Knights had just seen at the Monastery of San Marco, Florence.