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Winifred Knights (1899-1947):
Early compositional study for The Deluge
Framed (ref: 7002)
watercolour on paper
4.9 x 7.5 in. (12.5 x 19 cm)
Provenance: Private Collection
Compared with an early compositional study, which showed Noah and his family entering the sanctuary of the ark, this study marks a dramatic change in both the mood and treatment. The palette is darker, and all sense of salvation is now lost: the ark has vanished and emphasis is placed on the victims of the flood.