Category: Laura Knight - Oil Paintings and Watercolours
Location: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Image Available From: As above
Pixels: 2364 x 1972
Tags: Old Vehicles, Race Meetings, Romany Gypsies
Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches
First exhibited: London Royal Academy 1968 No. 598
It was at Epsom racecourse in the late 1930’s that the artist was approached by an elderly gypsy woman called Mrs Smith, who invited her to visit their camp at Iver in Buckinghamshire.
The artist used to visit the camp with her friend and
companion Ally Bert who had recently lost her husband Joe Bert the Carmos circus clown. Ally acted as a general help in carrying paints and easels around, taken on the journeys in the Rolls Royce funeral car owned by the artist’s friend Mr Sully.
© Reproduced with permission of The Estate Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2020 All Rights Reserved