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Winifred Knights Umbrella

Dulwich Picture Gallery




James Ince & Sons have created this bespoke umbrella exclusively for Dulwich Picture Gallery, basing its design on the purple parasols worn by Italian peasants in Winifred Knights’ seminal painting, The Santissima Trinata. Based in East London, James Ince are the oldest umbrella manufacturers in Britain and pride themselves on the use of ethical and sustainable processes and materials.

About the Exhibition

Inspired by the masterpieces of Italian Early Renaissance artists, painstakingly exact in her working methods, and even declared a genius, Winifred Knights (1899-1947) is one of the most original, pioneering British artists of the first half of the 20th century.

The first major retrospective of the award-winning Slade School artist, this exhibition will reunite all her completed paintings for the first time since their creation, including the apocalyptic masterpiece The Deluge, 1920, which attracted immense critical acclaim.

Knights worked with determination and extreme attention to detail, and all five of her major works were supported by exquisite and numerous studies. As well as her five most famous works - A Scene in a Village Street, with Mill Hands Conversing (1919), The Deluge (1920), The Marriage at Cana (1923), Santissima Trinita (1924-30) and Scenes From The Life of St Martin of Tours (1928-1933) - nearly 120 intricate preparatory studies, illustrations and portraits will provide a true insight into the artistic processes of this incredibly talented and under-appreciated woman artist.



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