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Dame Laura Knight, D.B.E., R.A., R.E. 1877-1970.

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Some Clowns. 1930. Drypoint. Bolling-Withington 65.iii. 13 3/4 x 9 5/8 (sheet 17 5/8 x 12 1/8). Edition 50. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1931. A rich impression printed on cream 'England' countermarked paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed and annotated 'trial proof' and 3rd state' in pencil. $2,000.

Laura Knight sketched travelled with a circus, and made etchings, drawings and oil paintings. In her book, Oil Paint and Grease Paint she wrote, "... during the performances I drew everything from behind as the show proceeded. I made friends with the performers and they often posed for me" (p. 299).

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