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© 1961 estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy Henrietta Garnett. Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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Vanessa Bell was part of the Bloomsbury Group – a group of artists and writers who lived in the Bloomsbury area of London. The group also included her sister, the writer Virginia Woolf and artist Roger Fry. This painting of a view from a window is one of Bell's later works. The vase of flowers sits on the border between the house and the garden. The main motif is of a landscape, seen through the open window of a domestic room, it is a motif which recurs throughout her paintings.

Touchstones Rochdale



oil on canvas


H 36.5 x W 44 cm

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gift from the Friends of Rochdale Art Gallery, 1982

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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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