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Arum Lilies

© 1961 estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett. Photo credit: The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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Vanessa Bell’s love of flowers is apparent throughout her career and they appear in much of her work, whether real, or paper flowers made for the Omega workshop. This sober arrangement of a few flowers in a distinctive and prominent vase set against a patterned background is typical of her still-life painting in the immediate post-war period. The vase is placed on the kind of painted rush-seated chair she would have used at Charleston farmhouse in Sussex, where she and Duncan Grant went to live in 1916.

The Courtauld Gallery

London


Date

c.1919

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 74 x W 45.8 cm

Accession number

P.1935.RF.25

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Roger Eliot Fry, 1935

Work type

Painting


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