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Gilding the Lily by Laura Knight

Dame Laura Knight produced this large and striking etching in 1926. The subject is probably the dancer, Vanda Edina, of whom the artist made a pen and ink drawing in 1924. At this time, Knight was becoming increasingly interested in the life - especially the back-stage life - of theatre and circus performers.

Rich impression, clear inscription.

Soft ground etching
Size Unframed:
15ins x 9½ins
38cms x 24cms
Size Framed:
26½ins x 20½ins
67cms x 52cms
Signed in pencil, lower right; annotated recto: title; from an edition of 35