Illustration to the 1879 edition of Scènes de la Vie de Bohème by the grandfather of Bohemia, Henri Murger.
‘The Slade Cropheads’ – Carrington, Barbara Bagenal and Brett, c. 1911.
Mixing poetry and domesticity: Robert Graves in his kitchen at Galmpton.
Ethel Mannin in 1930.
Betty May – this photograph appeared in her memoir, Tiger Woman – My Story, 1929.
Dylan and Caitlin Thomas in their natural habitat, around 1938.
By the Avon, 1930. Left to right: Poppet John, Jean - a friend, Nicolette Macnamara, Vivien John, Caitlin Macnamara.
Carrington pictures herself and Dorothy Brett, newly liberated in workmen’s breeches.
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