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Knight, John Buxton

KNIGHT, JOHN BUXTON (1843-1908), English landscape painter, was born at Sevenoaks, Kent; he started as a schoolmaster, but painting was his hobby, and he subsequently devoted 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).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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