Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
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Duncan Grant (1885-1978)

Maynard Keynes writing a telegram in the garden at Charleston

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Duncan Grant (1885-1978)
Maynard Keynes writing a telegram in the garden at Charleston
signed with initials 'DG' (lower right) and inscribed 'Keynes writing/letter' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour
22 x 15 in. (55.9 x 38.1 cm.)
Executed in 1919.
Exhibited
Johannesburg, Art Gallery, Bloomsbury Artists at Charleston: Paintings from the Reader's Digest Corporate Collection, November 1992 - February 1993, no. 20.
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Lot Essay

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is best known for his 1936 work The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money. A member of the Bloomsbury Group, Keynes was a frequent guest at Charleston, and later bought Tilton House, which was within walking distance. In 1925 he married the Russian ballerina Lydia Lopokova. The present work depicts Keynes wearing a pink crochet skull cap, from the Omega Workshops, drafting a telegram.
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