Duncan Grant

CHARLESTON BARN

CHARLESTON BARN

1942 Duncan Grant (1885 − 1978)

This painting is a view of the barn at Charleston near Firle in Sussex. Grant had moved into the farmhouse there in 1916, with the painter Vanessa Bell who was his life long companion. Both painters had studios in the house and the house, outbuildings and gardens were frequent subjects for their work. They also lavished their decorative talent upon the walls, doors and furniture.

The house and gardens are now run by a charitable trust and are open to the public.www.charleston.org.uk.

This was the first painting acquired for the British Council collection and was purchased from the artist in August 1946.

  • Accession Number P1
  • Dimensions 60.3 X 73.7 CM
  • Media OIL ON CANVAS

Glossary

  • Painting

    Work of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is a tightly stretched piece of canvas, paper or a wooden panel. Painting involves a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's intellectual concerns effecting the content of a work.

Work Theme

Past exhibitions

DUNCAN GRANT

  • 1975
    • Scotland, Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
    • UK, Oxford, Museum Of Modern Art

BRITISH PAINTERS 1939 TO 1945

  • 1946
    • UK, London, New Burlington Galleries
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