24 AUGUST 1923, Page 22

Laura Knight: a Book of Drawings. With a foreword by

Charles Marriot and descriptive notes. (John Lane. £3 3s. net.) An altogether delightful book. Mrs. Knight is one of our most brilliant living draughtsmen ; spontaneous, fluid, accurate. She has a fine feeling for design and a delicate observation which her technique effectively expresses. Her quality is certainly better conveyed in the rapid medium than in the laborious and sustained effort of oil. The selection given in this excellently produced book is admirable with one exception, The Bather. This dull and feeble drawing would have been better left umepeated. We are, on the other hand, particularly attracted by Mother and Child and Hampstead Heath, Bank Holiday.