This vintage-inspired leather bag has been designed exclusively for Dulwich Picture Gallery by Ashwood Leather. Timeless and elegant, yet roomy in a Mary Poppins kind of way, the style is loosely based on Winifred Knights’ own trusty ‘Gladstone’ - the bag of choice for travelling artists and doctors of a bygone era. Made from antique leather with brass details, it comes with a DPG-embossed luggage tag.
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.