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The objects on the mantelpiece shown in this painting include handmade paper flowers from the Omega workshops and, on the right, an Omega box by Frederick Etchells with swimmers on its sides.

This painting, and the one by Vanessa Bell depicting the same subject which hangs nearby, demonstrate the differences in approach of the two artists. Grant’s work is notable for the use of cut and coloured paper collaged to the surface of the painting

February 2010