St. Paul’s

Duncan Grant (1885 - 1978)

Oil on canvas

1934

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© 1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • 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
    St. Paul’s
    Date
    1934
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 102.00 cm, width: 76.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, May 1957
    Inscription
    br: D Grant / 34
    Provenance
    Collection of ‘Mrs. Vinogradoff’; from whom purchased by the Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in May 1957
    GAC number
    3812