Study for The Council by Harold Knight

This preparatory study for the well-known painting The Council, also known as The Village Politicians, was painted in 1916 and exhibited at the Royal Academy.


Charcoal & wash on paper
39 x 52 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,250 ( Total: £3,000)
Acquired in:
T Theelke

The study has considerable documentary significance as it shows, from left to right, S J Lamorna Birch with Joe Ladnor, a fisherman, Robert Matthews, a shopkeeper, Robert Morson Hughes, a painter, and Nick Jory, the landlord of The Wink public house at Larmorna, an important meeting place for the Lamorna artists.


Shears Fine Art; Mr T.Theelke.

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