Artists Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant: "Inspired by Italian fresco painting and the Post-Impressionists, they decorated walls, doors & furniture"

Artists Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant: "Inspired by Italian fresco painting and the Post-Impressionists, they decorated walls, doors & furniture"

“How on earth does she make the English language float and float?” -- Lytton Strachey on Virginia Woolf, letter to Leonard Woolf. (Ph. Virginia Woolf at Monk's House, Rodmell, photographed by Leonard Woolf, c. 1937)

Virginia Woolf sits in an armchair indoors, Monk's House (Sussex, England), 1931 August.

Quentin, Angelica and Julian Bell, the children of the artist Vanessa Bell, at Charleston

Quentin, Angelica and Julian Bell, the children of the artist Vanessa Bell, at Charleston

Henrietta Garnett (born 1945), Vanessa Bell's granddaughter married Frances Patridge's son, bringing together two aspects of Bloomsbury.

Henrietta Garnett (born Vanessa Bell's granddaughter married Frances Patridge's son, bringing together two aspects of Bloomsbury.

Angelica with twins Frances and Nerissa

Angelica Garnett, daughter of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, with her twin daughters Frances and Nerissa

Dora Carrington, Barbara Hiles, and Brett: the "Cropheads"

Dora Carrington, Barbara Hiles and Dorothy Brett in 1911 Lady Ottoline Morrell, who entertained Bloomsberries before the war at her country manor, called Dora Carrington “a wild moorland pony,” intense and uncertain

Olive trees on Mediterranear by Duncan Grant .

Mediterranean Scene with Olive Trees and Figures by the Sea - Duncan Grant British Bloomsbury Group

"The past only comes back when the present runs so smoothly that it is like the sliding surface of a deep river"    From the handwritten manuscript of Virginia Woolf's memoir A Sketch of the Past.

"The past only comes back when the present runs so smoothly that it is like the sliding surface of a deep river" From the handwritten manuscript of Virginia Woolf's memoir A Sketch of the Past.

Vanessa Bell’s daughter, Angelica (third from right), at school in 1926. Their teacher is Marjorie Strachey, the sister of Lytton Strachey, who was Virginia and Vanessa’s good friend and a fellow member of the Bloomsbury group.

1926 Vanessa Bell’s daughter, Angelica (third from right), at school. Their teacher is Marjorie Strachey, the sister of Lytton Strachey, who was Virginia and Vanessa’s good friend and a fellow member of the Bloomsbury group.

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