British Paintings & Sculpture
Jonathan Grant Galleries presents a unique collection of British paintings and sculptures. Works by Vanessa Bell, Francis McCracken, Patrick Hayman, Henry Moore, Margaret Lovell and Patrick Caulfield will be on display from the 22nd of February.
A highlight of the exhibition is an exquisite work by Vanessa Bell. Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) was one of the leading artists of the storied Bloomsbury Group, and for a period amongst the most progressive painters in England. One of the four children of author and biographer Sir Leslie Stephen and his second wife Julia Duckworth, who had been a model for the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones, Vanessa’s younger sister was the novelist Virginia Woolf. Bell was a prolific and successful artist throughout her life, which has been minutely documented, along with all the other members of the Bloomsbury Group.
Bell’s work, Still Life With Jug & Chrysanthemums, has been extensively researched and written about by Christopher Johnstone. Johnstone’s insightful article into Vanessa Bell’s life and the history behind this unique painting is featured in our latest catalogue, British Paintings & Sculptures. Click on the link below to read the full article.
Seated Mother and Child
Etching and Aquatint
68.5 x 56.5 cm
22 February – 11 March 2017