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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

William Henry Knight (British, 1823 - 1863)

Knight was born in Newbury, Berkshire where his father, John Knight, was a schoolmaster. He was to become a solicitor, but gave up his law studies after two of his paintings were accepted by the annual exhibition of the Society of British Artists. He moved to London in 1855, taking lodgings in Kennington Road, Lambeth, and supporting himself by drawing crayon portraits while studying in the British Museum and in the schools of the Royal Academy. Following in the footsteps of William Mulready, he became a genre painter, his street scenes and interior scenes often showing children at play.                          
In preparation for the Derby
Lunch time
Portrait of grandfather
Hide and Seek
Study for "phrenologist"
The Broken Window
The Last Change
The Little Messenger
Knuckle Down 
Rivals to Blondin 
The Young Artist
 The Youngest Child

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