Julian Heward Bell with 'Clinker' the dog

1 portrait on display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery

Julian Heward Bell with 'Clinker' the dog, by Unknown photographer, circa 1928 - NPG x136464 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Julian Heward Bell with 'Clinker' the dog

by Unknown photographer
glossy bromide print, circa 1928
6 1/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. (155 mm x 110 mm) image size
Given by Peter Stansky, 2012
Photographs Collection
NPG x136464

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  • Julian Heward Bell (1908-1937), Poet; son of Vanessa Bell and Clive Bell. Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Charleston came to represent childhood and the long summer holidays from school; it was the place in which Bell was most happy. He had little vanity, often wearing clothes patched up by his mother. The writer David Garnett described him as 'absolutely unconscious of himself'.

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