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A Box at the Theatre


signed in pencil below the platemark, inscribed ‘artists proof’


13 x 18 cm (plate)

Condition: Light browning around platemark, new conservation mount

References: Bolling. G. Frederick and Valerie A. Withington, The Graphic Work of Laura Knight: including a Catalogue Raisonne of her prints, 1993. No 26. Two examples of this print are in public holdings: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Glasgow Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow.

“While the rest of the show was on, I drew everything; the proscenium, the house, the performers. I then got a knowledge of the construction of it all, and the lighting effects: the reflection from the stage on to the gilded cupids and flamboyant ornament of the boxes;… the shadow inside forming the background for the light flash of women’s bare necks and arms, the white gloves and men’s waistcoats and shirt-fronts…” (Laura Knight. Oil Paint and Grease Paint, p. 182).

A strong impression. Only one state known. Edition of at least 7.


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