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Vanessa Bell

[English Painter, 1879-1961]

• Relationships: Wife of art critic Clive Bell.
Sister of the writer Virginia Woolf.
Member of the Bloomsbury group of artists and thinkers, which also included Roger Fry, Duncan Grant and Dora Carrington.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Virginia Woolf, 1911-12

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Brighton & Hove Museums, England

Charleston, the country home of the Bloomsbury Group, East Sussex, England

Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, UK
Window Still Life
Landscape with a pond and water lilies

Christchurch Art Gallery / Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
16 works by or related to the artist

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
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Southampton City Art Gallery, England

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
6 works online when last checked

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Vanessa Bell at CGFA

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

UK Government Art Collection

Women Artists from the Medieval Period to the Present

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Tate Magazine
Studland Beach, ca.1912

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
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Bloomsbury Portraits: Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Their Circle


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