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’.
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