To The Lighthouse (first edition, 1927) by Virginia Woolf, cover illustrated by Vanessa Bell.

To The Lighthouse (first edition, 1927) by Virginia Woolf, cover illustrated by Vanessa Bell.

Eileen Agar at the Royal Pavilion (1937) by Lee Miller. Agar was a British Surrealist painter, and a friend of Penrose’s. The bulge on her abdomen is formed by her camera. When Picasso saw this photograph he remarked how appropriate it was for her to be pregnant with a camera.

Eileen Agar at the Royal Pavilion (1937) by Lee Miller. Agar was a British Surrealist painter, and a friend of Penrose’s. The bulge on her abdomen is formed by her camera. When Picasso saw this photograph he remarked how appropriate it was for her to be pregnant with a camera.

Pablo Picasso by the signpost to Chiddingly, East Sussex (1952) by| Lee Miller

Pablo Picasso by the signpost to Chiddingly, East Sussex (1952) by| Lee Miller

Noli me tangere by Graham Sutherland  (1961). One of two altarpiece paintings commissioned for Chichester Cathedral. This one, which was chosen, shows Christ with a straw hat, as Mary Magdalene allegedly mistook him for a gardener.

Noli me tangere by Graham Sutherland (1961). One of two altarpiece paintings commissioned for Chichester Cathedral. This one, which was chosen, shows Christ with a straw hat, as Mary Magdalene allegedly mistook him for a gardener.

Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalene (Noli me Tangere) by Graham Sutherland (1961). One of two altarpiece paintings commissioned for Chichester Cathedral. This one shows Christ bareheaded, without a gardener's hat.

Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalene (Noli me Tangere) by Graham Sutherland (1961). One of two altarpiece paintings commissioned for Chichester Cathedral. This one shows Christ bareheaded, without a gardener's hat.

View from Farley Farm House (1952) by Lee Miller

View from Farley Farm House (1952) by Lee Miller

The Nativity by Vanessa Bell (1942), Berwick Church, East Sussex. Through the opening is the Sussex Downs, the outline of which resembles that of Mount Caburn.

The Nativity by Vanessa Bell (1942), Berwick Church, East Sussex. Through the opening is the Sussex Downs, the outline of which resembles that of Mount Caburn.

Photograph of a scarecrow taken near P.L. Travers’ house in Sussex (1940 ) by Eileen Agar

Photograph of a scarecrow taken near P.L. Travers’ house in Sussex (1940 ) by Eileen Agar

Henry Moore with his sculpture 'Mother and Child' (1953) by Lee Miller. Roland Penrose bought the sculpture in 1937 and positioned it outside his house in Hampstead where its modern form caused a scandal. Here Moore is positioning the sculpture in its new home at Farley Farm.

Henry Moore with his sculpture 'Mother and Child' (1953) by Lee Miller. Roland Penrose bought the sculpture in 1937 and positioned it outside his house in Hampstead where its modern form caused a scandal. Here Moore is positioning the sculpture in its new home at Farley Farm.

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