27 January 2016

(c) John Croft (SINGLE CONSENT); Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Laura Knight’s Epsom Downs 1938 is at Bristol. ‘Laura Knight is well known for her paintings of fairground and circus life, ballet and the theatre. In the late 1930s she found new subjects at the races, including the gypsies who told fortunes there. Her easel was set up in the back of a borrowed Rolls Royce and she painted vigorously and rapidly from life, here using the pastel colours typical of the 1930s’ (from the PCF site).