Spring in St. John's Wood

Laura Knight (née Johnson), First exhibited in 1933

WAG 124

About this object

© Reproduced with permission of the estate of Dame Laura Knight, DBE, RA, 2012. All rights reserved.

This is the view from Knight's studio at Langford Place in north London. The painting is full of the spirit of spring. Leaft trees sway above people enjoying being outside.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Dame Laura Knight (née Johnson) (British: English, born:4 August 1877, died:7 July 1970)
  • Date
    First exhibited in 1933
  • Materials
    Oil; Canvas
  • Measurements
    canvas/support: 130.2 cm x 115.6 cm
  • Physical description
    A landscape of domestic gardens from an elevated view point. There is a road running through the lower part of the composition on which people are walking, a view that is interrupted by two roadside trees. In the foreground a male figure is entering a gate. A tennis court can be seen in the middle distance belonging to a house depicted on the right and more domestic building can be seen further in the distance.
  • Related people
    Dame Laura Knight (née Johnson) (Artist/maker, previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 124
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery from the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition in 1937
  • Location
    Walker Art Gallery, Room 11
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • Dame Laura Knight (née Johnson)

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1937
    Disposal method: Sold to the Walker Art Gallery at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Laura Knight
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
Object view = Fine Art
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