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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 851 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHN BUXTON KNIGHT (1843–1908), English landscape painter, was born at Sevenoaks, Kent; he started as a school-master, but painting was his hobby, and he subsequently de-voted himself to it. In 1861 he had his first picture hung at the Academy. He was essentially an open-air painter, constantly going on sketching tours in the most picturesque spots of England, and all his pictures were painted out of doors. He died at Dover on the 2nd of January 1908. The Chantrey trustees bought his " December's Bareness Everywhere " for the nation in the following month. Most of his best pictures had passed into the collection of Mr Iceton of Putney (including " White Walls of Old England " and " Hereford Cathedral "), Mr Walter Briggs of Burley in Wharfedale (especially " Pinner "), and Mr S. M. Phillips of Wrotham (especially two water-colours of Richmond Bridge).
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I have in my possession a painting by this artist, 'the Canal at West Drayton' which I bought in 1992. It is a view, from one of the bridges, of two barges, a horse, some wharves and a cottage. I have visited the spot myself and it is quite near the station. It has been recently cleaned and reframed. Anybody wishing to know more should contact the owner, Dr Ian Rowbotham, who will be plaesed to help.
I have a painting of this artist too. It's a landscape. I don't know the name nor how much it's worth. Can somebody update me?????
I have a 1903 painting by John Buxton Knight, I am the great granddaughter of Mr. SM Phillips of Wrotham Kent.
I have two paintings by this artist which I would like to sell. Please contact me if you are interested.
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