Duncan Grant (1885-1978)

Past display archive
12 July 2008 - 15 March 2009

Room 29 display case


This display marks the thirtieth anniversary of Duncan Grant's death and celebrates the recent acquisition of the photograph of the 'Dreadnought Hoax' taken by Lafayette Studios. Duncan Grant was a central figure in the Bloomsbury group and an influential artist to generations of painters. His pictorial experiments, influenced by the ideas of the Post-Impressionists, placed him in the forefront of the avant-garde.

The Dreadnought Hoax
by Lafayette
7 February 1910
NPG P1293

Duncan Grant
by Thomas Fall
circa 1895
NPG x13103