Venice

Duncan Grant (1885 - 1978)

Oil on canvas

1948

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© 1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: Washington DC
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Duncan Grant was born in Inverness in 1885. He studied at Westminster School of Art and also in Paris - where he met Matisse and Picasso - and at the Slade in London. From 1908 he was part of the Bloomsbury group, that included Vanessa Bell, her sister Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry. Grant’s painting style was influenced by the post-Impressionist exhibitions of 1910 and 1912 that Fry organised in London. With Fry and Bell, Grant founded the Omega Workshops to make decorative works. In his later years he lived at Charleston, Sussex, with Vanessa Bell. The pair travelled widely in Europe and spent much time in the South of France. After Bell's death in 1961, he continued painting and travelling and died in 1978 of pneumonia.
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  • Details
    Title
    Venice
    Date
    1948
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 49.50 cm, width: 60.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by the Hon. Mrs Wood, November 1950
    Inscription
    br: D.Grant 48
    Provenance
    With Agnew’s Gallery, London by 1950; from whom purchased by the Honourable Mrs Wood (neice of Lord Bryce, HM Ambassador to Washington 1907-13); by whom presented to the Ministry of Works for the Ambassador's Residence, Washington
    GAC number
    1192