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Print - Spanish Dancer No.2
  • Spanish Dancer No.2
    Knight, Laura Dame, born 1877 - died 1970
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Spanish Dancer No.2

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    1923 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Knight, Laura Dame, born 1877 - died 1970 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 167, box A

Laura Knight made many paintings, drawings and subsequent prints of scenes showing dancers and theatrical subjects, many of them views behind the scenes. In her use of the aquatint process she was inspired and influenced by the work of Goya in this medium. This scene shows a Spanish theme performed by Diaghilev's Ballet Russes dancers. There is companion to this print showing a female dancer in Spanish dress in the collection of the British Museum.

Physical description

A male dancer in Spanish costume, with two female figures applauding in the background.

Place of Origin

UK (made)


1923 (made)


Knight, Laura Dame, born 1877 - died 1970 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Laura Knight
signature; in pencil


Height: 25.7 cm, Width: 20.6 cm

Descriptive line

Print, aquatint, Spanish Dancer No.2 by Dame Laura Knight, 1923

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Timothy Wilcox Laura Knight at the Theatre. Paintings and Drawings of the Ballet and the Stage London: Unicorn press, 2008. ISBN: 978 0 906290 91 0.



Subjects depicted



Prints; Entertainment & Leisure; Dance


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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