Note to self
I really must go to Charleston, the home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. It's a joyous celebration of the creative life with not a corner left untouched by artists' hands. I've only experienced it through books but would love to visit the house and gardens.
Bell, Vanessa (1879-1961) - 1940 Portrait of Leonard Sidney Woolf (National Portrait Gallery, London)
Oil on canvas; 81.3 x 64.8 cm. Vanessa Bell was an English painter and interior designer, a member of the Bloomsbury group, and the sister of Virginia Woolf. She is considered one of the major contributors to British portrait drawing and landscape art in the 20th century. Vanessa Stephen was the eldest daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen. She was educated at home by her parents in languages, mathematics and history, and took drawing lessons from Ebenezer Cook before she attended Sir Arthur Cope's…
Grant Duncan | Design for a rug (1950) | MutualArt
View Design for a rug (1950) By Duncan Grant; ballpoint pen; 10 x 15 in. (26.7 x 38.1 cm.); . Access more artwork lots and estimated & realized auction prices on MutualArt.
Home Profile: In Bloomsbury
My favorite feature by far in the November Domino is on the Bloomsbury Group. Kate Bolick, Domino Features editor, was so inspired by the Charleston Farmhouse where they gathered that she reinvents her bedroom. I was so excited to find...
Portrait of Lytton Strachey Julian Bell reading, c.1930 Vanessa Bell with granddaughter Portrait of Richard Shone Olivier Strachey Portrait of Lindy Guinness, c.1965 The sofa Sir Desmond MacCarthy, 1944 Richard Shone reading in the studio at Charleston The stove, Fitzroy Square, 1936 Young sailor reading Child reading Man reading Duncan Grant born January 21, 1885 in Rothiemurchus (Scotland), UK died May 8, 1978 (93) in Aldermaston (Berkshire), UK more: Wikipedia BBC paintings Spartacus…