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Flowers were a major subject in Grant's later work. The garden represented is that at Charleston farmhouse, near Firle in Sussex, which he shared with the painter Vanessa Bell and where he lived and worked from 1916 until his death. Charleston, its interior decorated by Grant and Bell and its garden developed and frequently recorded by them in their paintings, became a meeting place for artists and writers in the Bloomsbury circle. The house and garden have recently been restored and opened to the public.

August 2004