Bandaged Thumb

Agnes first exhibit at The Royal Academy was in 1920, where she showed two paintings: No 318 "The Gallows-tree was never built for handsome lads like you" and No 319 "Lazarus".

In 1921 her work was again shown at the Royal Academy. This time, "The Three Fates" and "The Idol": The Idol and in 1922 the paintings: "The Road to Emmaus", "The River at Wapping" and "Mrs Oliver Quibell".

The painting to the right from 1929 named: "The Bandaged Thumb", image courtesy Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, Mumbai", is a painting of my (Nethe Dalby) mother Agnes Kjærluff-Knudsen at the age of three, and it was shown in an article in the magazine 'Woman' July 1929, where it read: "A.C.Tatham is a well-known artist whose average work is of a high standard."

And further:" The Bandaged Thumb" owes much of its attraction to the sentiment of the subject - a little girl, only too conscious of her hurt and its inconvenience, looking bravely from the canvas in an effort not to cry.

Beyond this, however, the figure is well-posed and splendidly characterised. The spectator is convinced too, that there is a young body, anxious for free movement, beneath the skillfully painted clothes." 

In 1933 "The Bandaged Thumb" was purchased from the ROYAL BRITISH COLONIAL SOCIETY OF ARTISTS' EXHIBITION by the trustees of a museum in Mumbai previously known as Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, now renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. India’s Premier Art and History Museum in a Grade 1 Heritage building: www.csmvs.in  

Agnes Kjærulff-Knudsen 3 years old

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. India’s Premier Art and History Museum

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya was formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum of Western India

A biannual newsletter from the CSMVS museum in Mumbai sent out in June 2017 brought an extensive article about 'The Bandaged Thumb' called: "A Tryst with The Bandaged Thumb". To read the article scroll down to page 12-17 on the following link: 

Article "A Tryst with the Bandaged Thumb" scroll to page 12 in the newsletter