Oil on canvas 24 x 30
First exhibited: Not known.
T. Wilcox in his Laura Knight at the Theatre p. 114 states the work to be painted as 1910-1912, and “believed to be one of the earliest of Knight’s paintings of the ballet, this was also one of
the first to enter a public collection”.
“…the style of this work is undoubtedly several years earlier than that of 1912”
Exhibition history not to be mixed up with another
work of the same title, depicting the ballet scene
with Whimsical Walker the clown, Barbara Bonnar
posing as Columbine and Nan Kearns an Irish lady
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