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Tom said ...

Assume I have the right guy here ..

Artist, author and illustrator. His father was the Victotian portrait and genre painter William Henry Knight (1823-1863) who exhibited at the Royal Academy and other galleries during the 1840s and 1850s, and whose sentimental scenes of children snowballing. On leaving school, he worked in an office, but finding the work he 'drifted into art'. Although he was self-taught, he no doubt received some help. However he became better known as a writer than as an artist. A competent scientific draughtsman and botanical illustrator. He remained a bachelor until he was 42. In 1903, he married Edith Maria Nesbit Ross and they had a son and a daughter. He was fond of the countryside and discovered many pleasant walks in Beddington Park.

Friday, Oct 12, 2018 : 01:14
Samuel said ...
Yes that seems to be him OK. Wonder did an obituary appear anywhere. And any chance his father was amongst "Brethren"?
Friday, Oct 12, 2018 : 06:04
Tom said ...

Somebody kindly fulfilled my request on Find-a-Grave and took a photo of this .. though it's evidently somewhat overgrown. @Nick if you are reading this, we need to go clear that up one day!

Monday, Feb 25, 2019 : 23:49
Rodger said ...
Looks like there is another book by Mr. Knight entitled "Parables and Sketches."
Friday, Feb 12, 2021 : 09:56
Rodger said ...

Friday, Feb 12, 2021 : 09:59
Rodger said ...
Also a book following the first world war:
Friday, Feb 12, 2021 : 10:14
T.W. said ...
Alfred E. Knight actually wrote his own autobiography (obviously), but it may be the answer to some of the questions raised, especially as to his fathers' links to the Brethren. It is entitled "Twice Born."
Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 : 19:28
T.W. said ...
I felt I should furnish you with a few details re. A.E. Knight's autobiography "Twice Born." It was published by the Sunday School Union in c1900, pagination 304pp.
I am an avid collector of Brethren works and I am expecting to receive a copy of this book imminently if the Lord will.
Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 : 19:54
Tom said ...
Sounds an interesting one .. I don't suppose you would be able to scan that? if not, I see there is a copy in the British Library which one day i might be able to scan.
Monday, Jan 31, 2022 : 01:30
Tom Wyatt (T.W.) said ...
I have the above book now, but I am not able to scan it; apart from anything else I am practically useless re. I.T. abilities!
But I will endeavour to pass on any facts that may be of interest. A cursory glance suggests that A.E. Knight has only recorded his life up to the age of 14 when he was saved, but I will see what I can discover further if the Lord will.
Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022 : 21:32

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