J'attends...: Maison atmosphérique. Virginia Woolf 's Retreat at Monk's House

◇ Artful Interiors ◇ paintings of beautiful rooms - Virginia Woolf 's Retreat at Monk's House

Vanessa Bell: The Dining Room Window, 1937. This is a painting of Duncan Grant and Angelica Bell at Charleston. Shortly before this painting was done, Vanessa Bell had revealed to her daughter, Angelica, that Duncan Grant was her father. Up till then, Angelica had believed her father was art critic and writer Clive Bell, Vanessa Bell's estranged husband.

Vanessa Bell - The Dining Room Window, 1937 - a painting of Duncan Grant and Angelica Bell at Charleston

Vanessa Bell

Henrietta, Henrietta Vanessa Stephen (later Bell) was born in May 1879 in Hyde Park Gate, the eldest of four children of the eminent Victorian scholar and writer Leslie Stephen, and his second wife Julia.

Angelica by Vanessa Bell - Hastings Battleaxe                                                                                                                                                     More

Hastings Battleaxe : Charleston Farm House and Berwick Church - another Literary Ladies outing

Virginia Nicholson  at Charleston  grand daughter  of Vanessa Bell

The writer Virginia Nicholson, Quentin Bell's daughter Vanessa's grand daughter at Charleston, 2008

Bell’s portrait of  Virginia Woolf (1912).

Design and desires: how Vanessa Bell put the bloom in Bloomsbury

Virginia Woolf (née Stephen), Lent by the National Portrait Gallery, London. Purchased with help from The Art Fund, © National Portrait Gallery, London.

VANESSA BELL THE ARTIST’S DAUGHTER (c. 1935-6)                                                                                                                                                     More

Imagem de leitura — Duncan Grant

"Charleston" home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. #bohemia, #decor

Charleston - Sussex salon of Bloomsbury. A place I revisit and half expect to see Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Virginia Woolf or Maynard Keynes coming out of a room. Comfy chair and always a book or two to hand.