Bloomsbury Portraits: Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant & Their Circle
London: Phaidon. 1993. First softcover edition.
Despite their over familiarity, the achievements of the Bloomsbury group are phenomenal and refreshing. The serious grappling with artistic endeavor by Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Henry Lamb and their literary companions, the study of which has become a small industry in itself, is full of fresh marvels.
This examination of the portraits within the group reveals the informal charm as well as the serious intent of many of the works.