Morning Chill, (oil on canvas), Knight, Daniel Ridgway (1839-1924) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie's Images / The Bridgeman Art Library
Nineteenth-century American artist Daniel Ridgway Knight’s (1839 – 1924) paintings reveal the influence of his contemporary, the French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Born in Pennsylvania, Knight studied fine art in Pennsylvania and Paris. He is best known as a meticulous artist who painted with a legendary attention to detail. He even built a glass studio where he could observe the changing seasons and effects of light while he worked. Knight's landscapes were highly praised and sought after by collectors of his day.