Duncan Grant

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Bathing

1911
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Duncan Grant painted this piece in response to the theme ‘London on Holiday’. Inspired by summers at the Serpentine in London’s Hyde Park, Grant incorporated his knowledge of Michelangelo’s male nudes to create a panorama of seven men swimming and boating. Although it was considered controversial at the time of painting for its homoerotic suggestiveness, one critic for The Times reported that Grant had ‘used all his remarkable powers of draughtsmanship’ to capture the physical act of swimming. It was created for display in the dining room at Borough Polytechnic, London, 1911.
  • Artist Duncan Grant
  • Artwork Bathing
  • Material FSC Certified paper and wood
  • Date of work 1911
  • Credit Original: Oil paint on canvas 228.6 × 306.1 cm Tate. Purchased 1931 © Tate
Duncan James Corrowr Grant (1885 – 1978) was a British artist and designer. Encouraged by the French painter Simon Bussy, Grant studied at the Westminster School of Art, La Palette, Paris, and the Slade School of Art, London. As an artist he worked mainly in paint, and his design work saw him design textiles, pottery, theatre sets and costumes. He was a member of the Camden Town Group of artists and also the Bloomsbury Group of writers, philosophers and artists. Although he remained actively homosexual, Grant maintained a close relationship with fellow artist Vanessa Bell until her death in 1961, and together they had one child, Angelica Vanessa Bell. Tate has held two retrospectives of his work, one in 1959, and one in 1975 in honour of his 90th birthday.
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As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £15.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £60. Here’s more information on delivery.

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As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

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