23 November 2001
Vanessa Bell (1879-1961)
Duncan Grant in the garden at Charleston
stamped with the studio stamp 'VB' (on the canvas-overlap)
oil on canvas
17 7/8 x 14¼ in. (45.5 x 36.2 cm.)
Painted circa 1937
A gift from Angelica Bell to David Garnett.
with Anthony d'Offay, London.
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'The painting shows the walled garden at Charleston with a female nude plaster caste by the pool in the lawn. Duncan Grant is picking an apple from one of the garden's several fruit trees' (R. Shone, private correspondence, 2001).
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