Venetian Sideboard

Duncan Grant (1885 - 1978)

Oil on paper glued to hardboard


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© 1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett

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    Country: Saudi Arabia
    City: Riyadh
    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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    Venetian Sideboard
    Oil on paper glued to hardboard
    height: 62.30 cm, width: 49.30 cm
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, July 1968
    bl: D.Grant 1955
    Collection of Mrs D. Lyons; from whom purchased by Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in August 1968
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