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38 People in sitter grouping:


At the beginning of the 20th century in London's Bloomsbury district, an amalgamation of sets such as the Apostles and Vanessa Bell's Friday Club formed the first Bloomsbury Group, a society for the free-thinking intellectuals of the day, united by their belief in the pursuit of art and pleasure. The group's roots lay in the earlier Clapham Sect, and they shared the same left wing values of progressive thought and support for their friends' creative undertakings. In the group's history a divide can be seen between the 'old' and 'new' set, as changes and deaths in the 1920s and 30s brought in the younger generation, the sons and daughters of the original 'old' set. Although many principles remained the same, the rejection of their upper class heritage and privileging of love and life experiences, the 'new' set had a far stronger political stance, and many where conscientious objectors and members of political groups outside of Bloomsbury. The group did not survive the death of two of its key members, Lytton Strachey and Virginia Woolf, and by the end of the 1930s, the group that had never called itself a group had all but ceased to exist.

Gerald Brenan

Writer and Hispanic scholar
Sitter in 3 portraits

Simon Bussy

Artist; husband of Dorothy Strachey
Sitter in 24 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits

Margery Fry

Social and penal reformer; sister of Roger Fry
Sitter in 4 portraits

Angelica Vanessa Garnett (née Bell)

Writer and artist; wife of David Garnett; daughter of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant
Sitter in 7 portraits

Mary Hutchinson (née Barnes)

Writer and patron of the arts
Sitter in 1 portrait

Rosamond Nina Lehmann

Sitter in 23 portraits

Lydia Lopokova

Ballet dancer; wife of Baron Keynes
Sitter in 20 portraits

Sir Desmond MacCarthy

Writer and critic
Sitter in 23 portraits

Mary ('Molly') MacCarthy (née Warre-Cornish), Lady MacCarthy

Writer; wife of Sir Desmond MacCarthy
Sitter in 11 portraits

Wogan Philipps, 2nd Baron Milford

Communist; political activist and artist
Sitter in 3 portraits

Frances Partridge

Author and literary journalist
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

Adrian Stephen

Psychoanalyst; son of Sir Leslie Stephen
Sitter associated with 7 portraits

Karin Stephen

Psychoanalyst and psychologist
Sitter in 30 portraits

Alix Strachey (née Sargant-Florence)

Psychologist and translator; wife of James Strachey
Sitter in 32 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits

James Beaumont Strachey

Psychoanalyst and translator
Sitter in 44 portraits | Artist associated with 5 portraits

Marjorie Strachey

Sitter in 26 portraits

Pippa Strachey

Sitter in 43 portraits

Saxon Arnold Sydney-Turner

Civil servant
Sitter associated with 6 portraits