Duncan Grant

South of France

1922

Artist
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 648 x 806 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1929
Reference
N04443

Not on display

Display caption

During the 1920s-30s Grant regularly accompanied Vanessa Bell on painting trips to France, and this painting dates from a winter spent in a rented villa just outside St Tropez. Bell and Grant both painted several canvases there, and Bell's St Tropez canvas 'Interior with a Table' is also in this display. The two artists worked in separate rooms in order not to influence each other. In the early 1920s Grant worked with a range of warm browns and earth colours, rejecting the brilliant colours he and Bell had used before the First World War.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

N04443 SOUTH OF FRANCE 1922
 
Inscr. ‘D. Grant/22’ b.l.
Canvas, 25 1/2×31 3/4 (65×81).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1929.
Coll: John Tattersall, Dundee; purchased by the C.A.S. 1926.
Exh: Tate Gallery, May–June 1959, and Arts Council tour, 1959 (46, repr. pl.6).

Painted at Saint-Tropez during the winter of 1921–2 when the artist was staying in the South of France with Vanessa Bell; see her N05078.

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