Famous women

A64FAA2F-1F54-4F78-87ED-E4E0D79F220583A39BE4-DCCE-4B19-B474-D140820277481D163A0A-D90F-4DDC-9EA9-BD969CD68D8892BF4713-3EE5-455E-8802-EB3CFFC4F347

In some countries, 8 May is women’s day, so here’s a bunch more of the Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant set that will hopefully be bought be Charleston soon and remain on public display.

BD7C0454-1238-433E-BDDB-08B680CA766FFCECCA6F-5257-4969-BECC-C41A1DEF6B1BCA30CB9F-508A-4ECE-9E9E-16C6867B4688

The collection covered dancers (Pavlova, Taglioni), political movers and shakers (Sarah Churchill and several queens), writers (Georges Sand and Eliot), artists and muses (“La Bella Simonetta” was a subject for Bottecelli) and royal mistresses.

F147716C-3A99-4D50-A2DA-96AA17CEF52CA0B595B6-622E-4ECD-A3EF-EC2C9ED623C366D8732F-D0F5-46C7-A6A6-F577F41111C988465DDE-EBF2-41B9-836B-8C712F7EFFC8

I recognised most of the women in set, including Dorothy Osborne, whose letters I studied at uni, but Agnes Sorel had me stumped…

2F4284A5-2B16-4218-800C-9AFF9AE30B2B

Photos from my visit to the Piano Nobile gallery.