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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Lytton Strachey in Repose

Panel
mid 1920s (decorated)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The soft white surface of tin-glazed earthenware has long proved ideal for spirited painting. Here Duncan Grant (1885-1978) has grossly exaggerated the size of the tweed-clad legs of the languid Lytton Strachey in order to fill two square tiles exactly.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware
Brief Description
Tin-glazed earthenware panel of two tiles, English, painted by Duncan Grant mid-1920s.
Physical Description
Tin-glazed earthenware panel of two tiles entitled 'Lytton Strachey in Repose' signed 'dG'.
Dimensions
  • Length: 30.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'dG'
Credit line
Given by Mrs Margaret H. Armitage (née Bulley)
Summary
The soft white surface of tin-glazed earthenware has long proved ideal for spirited painting. Here Duncan Grant (1885-1978) has grossly exaggerated the size of the tweed-clad legs of the languid Lytton Strachey in order to fill two square tiles exactly.
Bibliographic Reference
Hildyard, Robin. European Ceramics. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 185177260X
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.2:62-1934

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record createdNovember 26, 2002
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