florence carter wood

A Girl Reading, probably Florence Carter Wood (later Mrs Alfred Munnings). Dame Laura Knight, R.A., R.W.S. (English, 1877-1970). Pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and with scratching out on paper.

A young woman, in profile, is reading a letter in a sunlit landscape; she wears a white blouse and her auburn hair is pinned under a broad-brimmed straw hat, its red ribbon falling over her left shoulder. Spots of sunlight piercing through the weave of the hat fall on to her face.