Artist Winifred Knights: Self-portrait

Artist Winifred Knights (1899-1947): Self-portrait

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 Private collection

Winifred Knights (1899-1947):
Unmounted (ref: 7006)
Silverpoint on paper

9.2 x 6.5 in. (23.4 x 16.5 cm)

See all works by Winifred Knights drawing silverpoint

Provenance: Private Collection

The technique of silverpoint, in which a silver stylus is used to leave a linear trace, was introduced at the Slade by Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), a former Professor at the School and major figure in the 19th century silverpoint revival. A natural extension of Knights’ interest in Renaissance drawings, the technique required precise craftsmanship and allowed for a subtle rendition of light and shade.