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Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839 – 1924)

Posted by A. S. Amberson on January 4, 2013


Les Cerisiers

Les Cerisiers

Chysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Maria, By The Seine

Maria, By The Seine

Gathering Roses

Gathering Roses

In The Garden

In The Garden

Meditation

Meditation

A Lovely Thought

A Lovely Thought

Sur la terrasse

Sur la terrasse

Picking Flowers

Picking Flowers

Leçon de danse

Leçon de danse

A Woman With A Watering Can By The River

A Woman With A Watering Can By The River

Watching

Watching

Picking Poppies

Picking Poppies

The Grass Cutter

The Grass Cutter

Polishing The Urn

Polishing The Urn

Afternoon Sun, Rolleboise

Afternoon Sun, Rolleboise

Time To Rest

Time To Rest

Fishing

Fishing

Julia, Corner Of The Garden

Julia, Corner Of The Garden

At Poissy Your Health

At Poissy Your Health

Young Girl By A Stream

Young Girl By A Stream

Shepherdess And Her Flock

Shepherdess And Her Flock

Girl In A Landscape

Girl In A Landscape

Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Country Girl

Country Girl

Clamming

Clamming

The Gossips

The Gossips

Normandy Garden

Normandy Garden

The Seine At Vernon

The Seine At Vernon

A Passing Conversation

A Passing Conversation

The Harvesters

The Harvesters

 

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5 Responses to “Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839 – 1924)”

  1. vincenzo said

    I like this series of paintings devoted to the peasant life, because they do breathe the atmosphere simple and genuine of a world almost gone, replaced by modern agricultural technologies, which, in my opinion, dehumanize the true relationship between man and nature.

    • Bruce said

      True, to some extent. There is something to be said for a simpler life led closer to nature. On the other hand, these paintings romanticize this existence, capturing one idyllic moment in what were probably very hard farming lives.

      I eat bread and drink milk so I don’t begrudge today’s farmers their “modern agricultural technologies” (to the extent that they do not abuse their livestock or circumvent food safety standards) that provide me with this food in a more efficient manner. As for me personally, I much rather buy bread and milk in the supermarket than manually reaping grain or milking cows.

      I like nostalgic depictions of bygone rural life, but I always keep in mind how arduous those lives were, and how we could never feed the amount of people on this planet now if those old agricultural methods were still in use. Daniel Ridgway Knight was definitely a romanticist in this regard.

  2. Miral fayed said

    WOW…………those are the most beautiful photos i have ever seen.so touching,so deep…….the features of the girl are so expressive,so deep…………so sentimental

  3. I wonder whether anyone viewing this terrific site might be familiar with “The Harvesters” by Daniel Ridgway Knight (c. 1885) know where it is these days.

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