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Ethel Rosalind Watson

Born 1868 - location unknown
Died ? - location unknown

Ethel Rosalind Knight, daughter of John Dawson Watson and Jane Dawson Edmondson Watson was born in 1868.

As a child, Rosalind was often sketched/painted by her father John Dawson Watson for his book and journal illustrations.

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Ethel Rosalind Watson
(Knight family archives)


Rosalind married Paul Radford Knight, an amateur artist. Paul’s father was Joseph Paul Knight, the artist who introduced Dawson-Watson to the art of mezzotint.

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Paul Radford Knight was an amateur artist born in 1874 Manchester, England.
(Knight family archives)


Ethel Rosalind Watson Knight and Paul Radford Knight had three sons, Lancelot Knight, Vernon Knight and Joseph Knight.

Lancelot Knight was born in September of 1895 in Llandudno Junc, Wales and died in 1979.  He was a bush pilot in Canada. Lancelot was called Leslie by his family.

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Lancelot Knight
(Knight family archives)

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Lancelot Knight bush pilot (on the right) with fellow aviator.
(Knight family archives)


Vernon Radford Knight was the second son of Ethel Rosalind and Paul Radford Knight.

Joseph Knight was born on February 3, 1909 in Wolstanton, England and died on October 24, 2005 in Warwick, R. I.



Joseph Paul Knight was a figure painter, landscape painter and mezzotint engraver, who lived in Trefriw, Wales in a house called Ty’n Twll.

While Dawson-Watson was living in Bettws-y-Coed, Wales at the Waterloo Hotel,  he learned the process of making mezzotints from Joseph Paul Knight.

Joseph Paul Knight’s daughter was Clara Knight, an artist who painted landscapes and rural scenes. Clara Knight was born in 1861 and died in 1940.

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Joseph Paul Knight, the artist, with his wife Elizabeth. Joseph was born in 1837 and died in 1909.
(Knight family archives)


Clara Knight

Clara Knight
(Knight family archives)

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