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Roger Fry

Roger Fry (1866-1934), Critic and painter.

This portrait was painted during a brief holiday spent by Vanessa Bell on the Isle of Wight, in 1912. Fry visited her and they began drawing and painting together. Bell adopted a pseudo-pointilliste technique, using dabs of unmixed paint. This 'leopard manner' had been used by Duncan Grant in the autumn of 1911, and both Bell and Fry subsequently experimented with it....

1912
Oil on panel
293.0 x 236.0mm
NPG 6684
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