Duncan Grant Lytton Strachey. Verso: Crime and Punishment c.1909

Artwork details

Artist
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Lytton Strachey. Verso: Crime and Punishment
Date c.1909
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 533 x 660 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1947
Reference
N05764
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05764 Recto: LYTTON STRACHEY c. 1909
  Verso: MARJORIE STRACHEY
 
Not inscribed.
Canvas, 21×26 (53×66).
Purchased from the artist (Knapping Fund) 1947.
Exh: Tate Gallery, May–June 1959 (9).

Lytton Strachey, the critic and biographer, and his sister Marjorie, also a writer, were Duncan Grant's cousins; it was through the Strachey family that Grant entered the Bloomsbury circle. These portraits were painted c. 1909 at the Stracheys' home in Belsize Park Gardens. For a note on Lytton Strachey see Lamb, T00118.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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