...And I am still pinching myself...
We visited the local Auctions the other Saturday, just because it was rainy and we couldn't get on with the studio, and quite by chance we happened to see these three treasures, well in fact we saw four... One got away.
A pen and ink drawing signed Laura Knight
A pencil sketch signed Vanessa Bell
And a watercolour signed Edward Wolfe
The Laura Knight is my favorite, she has been a hero of mine for many a year, her sketches dance on the page here is a link to see more of her work. Dame Laura Knight was made a Associate of the RA in 1928, being only the second woman after Anne Surymerton.
The Vanessa Bell drawing is foxed but I love it just the same here is a link to Charleston - Vanessa Bell's home where you can see more of her work and that of other Bloomsbury Group artists. If you ever get a chance to go to Charleston House, go... It is wonderful.
The Edward Wolfe is one that we brought because my darling loved it, we think that it is of the River Thames but we need to do some research. We think he was also one of the Bloomsbury Group.
As for the one that got away.... A Henry Moore sketch..... Gutted!