Still Life. “The Blue China Plate”

Duncan Grant (1885 - 1978)

Oil on canvas


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© 1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett

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  • 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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    canvas, oil, oil painting
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    Still Life. “The Blue China Plate”
    Oil on canvas
    height: 52.00 cm, width: 51.00 cm
    Presented by the Hon. Mrs Wood, November 1950
    br: D.Grant/49
    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
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