The Memoir Club, Vanessa Bell, 1942 – a group portrait of the Bloomsbury Group.
Julian and Quentin Bell on the Charleston pond, 1925
Charleston, the north front of the house.
The nineteenth-century Italian gilt mirror in the hall reflects a view of Clive Bell's study through the open door.
Vanessa Bell's bedroom, with the bath in the corner.
Duncan Grant's bedroom, with an east view over the pond.
The Garden. The statue is a cast of a Giovanni da Bologna.
The Garden. The semi-circular pool and its spouting head were both made by Quentin Bell.
Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes
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Millions Like Us
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