Knights, S. (Samuel Salkeld) (1818-1880)

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Knight, Samuel (1818-1880)
Knights, Samuel S. (1818-1880)
Knights, Samuel S. (Samuel Salkeld) (1818-1880)
Knights, Samuel Salkeld (1818-1880)
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Artist; Painter
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Biographies

The son of a London sporting print publisher, Samuel S. Knights arrived in Australia in 1852. Soon after his arrival he became known as a painter of prize-winning animals.

painter, was born in London, son of Samuel Salkeld Knights – probably the S. Knights who published sporting prints early in the nineteenth century from his premises in the Royal Exchange Building, London. The younger Samuel came to Victoria in about 1852, aged 35, and began his known artistic career with an Aboriginal picture. A competent, illustrative oil painting, Natives Spearing Eels, on Back Creek (Victoria), signed S. Knights, is dated 1852 (NLA). However, Knights was soon devoting his energies to painting the prize animals of wealthy Victorians and had made enough of a reputation by 1855 to gain a splendid commission. In February 1856 the Port Phillip Farmers’ Society announced that the 15 portraits of prize-winning stock in their recent show which had been chosen by the animals’ owners in lieu of a medal were now complete and on view at Knights’s studio in Collins Street, East Melbourne. Precisely 15 paintings by Knights (commonly misspelt Knight) were shown the following March at the 1857 Geelong Mechanics Institute Exhibition. At least two of these, however, had not resulted from the farmers’ show; Knights himself exhibited, for sale, White Hawk (presumably another animal portrait) and Girl and Cows . But H. Dewing obviously owned some splendid prize-winning horses. The eight paintings he exhibited, all catalogued as by Mr Knight, included stock horses and draught mares, a champion draughthorse and several individual racehorses, including the Geelong champion Van Tromp. Alderman Lowe exhibited Knights’s Portrait of a Bull Bred by W. Robertson and ...

  • c.1852 Arrived Victoria.

Flourished

  • fl. c.1852 - c.1876

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Related people and organisations

Design and Art Australia Online

  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Private collections
  • La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Untitled Event
  • Untitled Event
  • Geelong Mechanics Institute Exhibition
  • Studio exhibition
  • (see also) Freeman, George John
  • (see also) Wilson, James
  • (see also) Knights, Samuel Salkeld
  • (see also) Knights, Selina
  • (see also) Tozer, Francis
  • (see also) Dewing, H.
  • (see also) Lowe, Alderman
  • (see also) Higgott, S.
  • (see also) Tannock, J.
  • (see also) Port Phillip Farmers' Society
  • (see also) Tooram (replica)
  • (see also) Toryboy, Winner of the Melbourne Cup
  • (see also) Jessy
  • (see also) Black Thursday
  • (see also) Portrait of a Horse
  • (see also) Portrait of a Bull Bred by W. Robertson
  • (see also) Master Butterfly
  • (see also) Girl and Cows
  • (see also) White Hawk
  • (see also) Natives Spearing Eels, on Back Creek

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  1. Natives spearing eels, on Back Creek, 1852 / painted by S. Knights
    Knights, S. (Samuel Salkeld), approximately 1818-1880
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