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Study of a Young Woman

A work made of watercolor, pastel, and charcoal on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laminated board.

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  • A work made of watercolor, pastel, and charcoal on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laminated board.

Date:

1926

Artist:

Laura Knight
British, 1877-1970

About this artwork

The English artist Laura Knight made this moving portrait during a period when she was living in Baltimore while her husband completed some portrait commissions for Johns Hopkins Hospital. Visiting the segregated African American wards, she was struck by the beauty and abundance of new subject matter that she found there.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Laura Knight

Title

Study of a Young Woman

Place

United Kingdom (Artist's nationality)

Date

1926

Medium

Watercolor, pastel, and charcoal on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream laminated board

Dimensions

Primary support: 39.7 × 28.4 cm (15 11/16 × 11 3/16 in.); Secondary support: 47.5 × 40 cm (18 3/4 × 15 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Meg and Mark Hausberg Fund in honor of Martha Tedeschi

Reference Number

2012.555

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