Asters and Hydrangeas

Vanessa Bell (1879 - 1961)

Oil on canvas

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© Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett

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  • About the work
  • About the artist
    Vanessa Bell painted and carried out decorative commissions throughout her life, designing fabrics, cushion covers, book jackets and interiors. Like her sister the writer Virginia Woolf, she belonged to the circle known as the Bloomsbury Group which included Clive Bell, whom she married in 1907. Bell worked for the Omega Workshops, an association of artists/craftsmen active from 1913 to 1919. She was also involved in the decorative work at Charleston Farmhouse near Lewes in Sussex. Now open to the public, this was Bell’s home until her death in 1961. Bell and Grant’s paintings were greatly influenced by exhibitions of Post-Impressionist art in London in 1910 and 1912, in which works by Cézanne, Picasso, Van Gogh and Gauguin were shown.
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    Title
    Asters and Hydrangeas
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 55.00 cm, width: 46.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, May 1962
    Inscription
    br: Vanessa Bell
    Provenance
    Collection of Barbara, Countess of Moray; from whom purchased by the Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in May 1962
    GAC number
    5793