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).

Ive always been in love with this famous photograph of Julia Stephen a renowned beauty in her day and mother of 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 Painting at La Souco - 1960 - Duncan Grant. One of the last paintings of Vanessa Bell by Duncan Grant, this portrait was painted at the home of their friends Simon and Jane Bussy, at La Souco at Roquebrune.

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.

blauwebeker: “ Duncan Grant in Charleston dining room 1964 eating from a dinner service designed by him for Clarice Cliff in Charleston was the home and country meeting place for the writers,.

The wild and life-embracing artist Nina Hamnett -- painted here by Roger Fry in 1917 -- was the focus of one of my favorite chapters in Found Meals.

1917 portrait of Nina Hamnett painted by Roger Fry Nina Hamnett February 1890 – 16 December was a Welsh artist and writer, and an expert on sailors' chanteys, who became known as the Queen of Bohemia.

Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's address book © Tate Britain Archive persephone post

Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant's painted address book © Tate Britain Archive persephone post

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