Location: Dorset, UK
Dimensions: 59 cm x 50 cm
Mr Frank Hole or Carter as he was known work on a local farm close to Knighton-Hammond home and studio in Seaborough in Dorset. Painted in impasto this is very much a character study harping back to Knighton-Hammond's days in Ditchling during the 1930s. There is great sensitivity with the sitter's eyes and power in his hands. The face and its complexion is built up with juxtaposed colours relying on optical mixing keeping the colours fresh. One has the feeling that Knighton-Hammond would have enjoyed painting Frank's portrait and would have got on well with the sitter.