#familyMW – Childhood at Charleston

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Left to right: CHA-P-621-6, CHA-P-598-39, CHA-P-656-R. Photographs © The Charleston Trust.

Family was at the heart of life at Charleston. Home to Vanessa Bell’s young children as well as a host of visiting artists and writers, the house offered a playground in which all – adults and children alike – were encouraged to create and explore. Amongst the pages of Bell and Grant’s sketchbooks in the Gift can be found doodles and sketches made by tiny hands: from the carefully traced alphabet of a young child learning to write, to wonderfully naïve sketches of monsters and ghouls.

You can read more about the children of Charleston in our blog post, The Children of the Angelica Garnett Gift