At first a refuge from wartime London, Charleston later became Bell's permanent home and its garden and surrounding countryside became important subjects for her work.
Charleston Farmhouse by Vanessa Bell, 1950
© 1961 Estate of Vanessa Bell courtesy Henrietta Garnett
- Oil on canvas
- 24 x 20 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,000 ( Total: £21,500)
- Acquired in:
It is the only known painting by Vanessa Bell of the house.
Given by artist to Julian Bell.
Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £11)
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