Vanessa Bell
Interior with a Table 1921

Artwork details

Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Interior with a Table
Date 1921
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 540 x 641 mm
frame: 703 x 819 x 72 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by Frank Hindley Smith 1940
Not on display

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Bell and Duncan Grant had established their home in rural Sussex in 1916, but they continued to seek inspiration in the France, making frequent visits to Paris and the South.

This picture was painted at La Maison Blanche, a villa just outside St Tropez which they rented from Bell’s friend Rose Vildrac. They stayed there for five months from October 1921, with Bell’s children Quentin, Julian and Angelica. Bell wrote ‘It’s delicious to be in the South – one forgets how nice it is – all the colours and the light and space and everything looking so baked through’.

July 2004

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