Category: Laura Knight - Oil Paintings and Watercolours
Location: Graves Gallery Museums Sheffield
Image Available From: As above
Pixels: 3427 x 4325
Tags: Dressing, Performers, Theatre
Watercolour and pencil 23 x 18 inches
First Exhibited Royal Watercolour Society Autumn 1939 titled Good King Charles Golden Days,
Scene depicts on the right Eileen Beldon as Nell Gywne and Yvonne Arnaud as another of Charles’s mistresses, and Louise de Kerovalle Duchess of Portland seated on the
Left, in the first production of Good King Charles Golden Days by George Bernard Shaw in the last week of the final 1939 Malvern Festival on the eve of WW2.
To draw this picture Laura sat on one of the prop baskets.
© Reproduced with permission of The Estate Dame Laura Knight DBE RA 2020 All Rights Reserved