#poseMW – Self-Portraits in the Angelica Garnett Gift

by charlestonattic


CHA-P-593-53. Photograph © The Charleston Trust

Despite the contents of the Angelica Garnett Gift offering an incredible visual biography of the painters Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, there are very few images of the artists themselves. Both made self-portraits – a number of which can be seen at Charleston – however we have found little evidence of these within the sketchbooks and loose pages of the Gift. There is only one drawing uncovered so far which resembles Grant and could be a self-portrait. However, as it is not signed and no reference to the sitter is given, we can only speculate.

This post marks the end of #MuseumWeek 2015. We hope that you have enjoyed our contributions!