On This Day 7th February 1947 Winnifred Knights died
Winifred Margaret Knights (1899–1947) was a British painter, the daughter of Walter Henry Knights, secretary of the Schoonoord Sugar Plantation Company and Mabel Gertrude Knights.
Her maternal aunt, Millicent Murby(1873–1951), a civil servant, treasurer of the Fabian Women’s Group, and prominent campaigner for female emancipation, was Knights’s mentor and closest confidante.
The 1901 census records her living at 51 Hitherfield Road and the 1911 census records the family including Winifred's two younger sisters Joyer and Eileen lived at 22 Madeira Road
Attended James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) and the Slade School of Fine Art.
1913 when she won a poster competition organized by Peek Frean’s Biscuits with an illustration to Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market(UCL Art Museum). Two years later she was awarded both the silver and gold medals of the Royal Drawing Society.
In 1920 Knights became the first woman to win the coveted British School at Rome Scholarship in Decorative Painting
She married fellow Rome Scholar Sir Walter Thomas Monnington in April 1924
(The Deluge (1920) © The estate of Winifred Knights Photo © Tate.
Photograph: Winifred Knights , by unknown photographer, 1915-Photo provided by Sacha Llewellyn Fine Art)
(Source Sacha Llewellyn- Oxford DNB