Vanessa Bell, ‘The Garden at Charleston; Small Pond with Classical Torso ’, ca. 1940, Davis & Langdale Company, Inc.

This sculpture may also be seen in Duncan Grant's Still Life with Plaster Torso (illus. in color as pl. 30 in Simon Watney, The Art of Duncan Grant [John Murray Ltd, London, 1990]). It was later broken by Quentin Bell's son Julian; it was then retrieved by Duncan Grant, who converted it to a planter for hydrangeas. It now stands in the sheltered area known as the Piazza.

Signature: Signed and inscribed (on the back, in ball point pen); V Bell/Charleston/Garden

Ex coll: estate of the artist, until 2006, via Anthony d’Offay, London, to Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, 2006; to private collection, from 2006 until 2017

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