Cader Idris

Duncan Grant (1885 - 1978)

Oil on cardboard


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© 1978 Estate of Duncan Grant, courtesy Henrietta Garnett

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  • About the work
    Country: Switzerland
    City: Geneva
    Place: UK Mission to the United Nations
  • 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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    Cader Idris
    Oil on cardboard
    height: 67.00 cm, width: 79.50 cm
    Purchased from Leicester Galleries, July 1970
    br: D.Grant / 1912
    Collection of The Right Honourable The Lord Glenaevon, P.C.; by whom sold through Sotheby’s, London, on 22 April 1970 (Lot 250); from which sale purchased by Leicester Galleries, London; from whom purchased by the Department of the Environment in June 1970
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