International Art Auction

June 20, 2016


Lot 8

Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948)

Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948)
Lot 8 Details
Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948), French/American


Oil on canvas; signed at Paris lower right
26" x 32.5" — 66 x 82.6 cm.

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $8,400
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images
Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948)
  • Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948)
  • Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948)

“Louis Aston Knight, an American enamored of Beaumont le Roger”, Tourisme et Patrimoine/Beaumount Le Roger, n.d., unpaginated.


Louis Aston Knight is the son of artist Daniel Ridgway Knight and both men painted idyllic scenes of the French countryside. Louis Aston Knight moved to the United States in the early 1900s before returning to Paris to live with his wife. As his career progressed, Aston Knight began to favour scenes of cottages tucked along the streams of Normandy.

Aston Knight commented of his cottage works that he continued to paint and repaint these works not by habit or because of great success, “but because I am convinced that so far I have not managed to capture the great charm and beauty” of the landscape. This work demonstrates the artist’s exquisite renditions of water effects, for which he was known. Here, a river winds into the distance in a sun-filled scene with brilliant colours and confident brushwork.


For condition information please contact the specialist.


About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

Note: Condition ratings and condition details are the subjective opinions of our specialists and should be used as a guide only. Waddington’s uses due care when preparing condition details, however, our staff are not professional restorers or conservators. Condition details and reports are not warranties and each lot is sold “as is” in accordance with the buyer’s terms and conditions of sale. In all cases the prospective purchaser is responsible for inspecting the property themselves prior to placing a bid.