Tile panel

1926 (made)

Bell, Vanessa

Height: 46 cm, Length: 46 cm

C.22-1999 CER

Earthenware tile panel painted with group of nude bathers by Vanessa Bell, 1926.

Panel of nine earthenware tiles painted with group of nude bathers.

Vanessa Bell first became involved with the decoration of ceramics while at the Omega workshops (1913-1919). This was a pioneering enterprise that made and sold a variety of domestic items conceived and decorated in a modern style by young artists. The scene on this later panel is influenced by Continental art, and reminiscent of the work of Matisse.

Location: Stair landing outside room 74, case EXP

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