27. Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) Portrait of HM The Queen as Princess Elizabeth charcoal and red chalk on pale grey/green paper, signed and dated 1950 lower right, 38 x 28cm (15 x 11 in).
Provenance: purchased from the artist in 1969 by the current owner's father. The drawing is accompanied with a series of letters between the buyer and the artist negotiating the sale and its safe delivery, including one from Dame Laura, dated 12th August 1969, in which she states I value the drawing of 'Princess Elizabeth', who bloomed like a flower in the field, and loved a bit of fun when occasion premitted. Also supplied is a letter from Edward Young, Deputy Private Secretary to The Queen, dated 25th February 2011, in response to a photograph of the drawing sent by the present owner to Buckingham Palace, confirming that it had been shown to Her Majesty and that she well remembered sitting for Dame Laura.
est. £8000 – £12000