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Flower Decoration

© Estate of Duncan Grant. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Grant has used a consciously naïve style to paint this decorative flower study. It was probably painted for a fire screen. At this time Grant was living in Charleston in Sussex. The house is famous for the interior painted by Grant and Vanessa Bell. Both artists were then working as designers for the Omega Workshop. Omega aimed to break down divisions between fine and decorative art.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff




oil on canvas


H 94.4 x W 86.1 cm

Accession number

NMW A 747

Acquisition method

gift from the Contemporary Art Society, 1952

Work type


Inscription description

British Institute of Adult Education 29 Tavistock Square, London, WC1 Duncan Grant: Decorative Flower Piece Owner: The Contemporary Art Society


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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