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
About Vanessa Bell
1879-1961, Kensington, United Kingdom