Ive always been in love with this famous photograph of Julia Stephen (1846–1895), a renowned beauty in her day according to Wikipedia (I can see why) and mother of Virginia Stephen who would later become better known as Virginia Woolf. The photograph was taken by the celebrated Victorian photography pioneer (all the more so since she was a woman) Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879).

Famous photograph of Julia Stephen a renowned beauty in her day and mother of Virginia Stephen, who would later become better known as Virginia Woolf. The photograph was taken by the celebrated Victorian photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Vanessa Bell (1932) "A Girl Reading" A member of the Bloomsbury group

A Girl Reading Vanessa Bell (English, Oil on canvas. Bell was a painter and interior designer who established her reputation as part of the avant-garde Bloomsbury.

'Vanessa Bell', c.1960 by Duncan Grant. The last portrait Duncan painted of Vanessa. After her death in 1961, Grant wrote to his friend Raymond Mortimer: "It's a very good thing I have such a long period of happiness to look back to, but I dread the emptiness ahead."

'Vanessa Bell', by Duncan Grant. The last portrait Duncan painted of Vanessa. After her death in Grant wrote to his friend Raymond Mortimer: "It's a very good thing I have such a long period of happiness to look back to, but I dread the emptiness ahead.

ROGER ELIOT FRY (1866-1934) Self portrait, the artist w : Lot 316

Roger Fry (British, Self-portrait, the artist wearing a dressing gown and holding a paint brush in his left hand, Oil on canvas, 21 x 17 in.

Duncan Grant in Charleston dining room 1964 eating from a dinner service designed by him for Clarice Cliff in 1934.

Duncan Grant in Charleston dining room 1964 eating from a dinner service designed by him for Clarice Cliff in 1934 (see below)

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