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Saturday, March 14, 2009


Quite by chance I found this ceramic plate, made by Quentin Bell,
 in a store in Cambridge, UK, in 2001. 

  A satirical view of Lydia Lopokova, who married John Maynard Keynes in 1925,  much to the surprise of Venessa Bell and Virginia Woolf  who,  apparently,  'thought her a goose, intellectually much inferior to Maynard and themselves'.  Bloomsbury gave them a hard time. 

A good read about the love affair between one of the greatest dancers in Diaghilev's Russian ballet and the famous British economist, look for the book:  LYDIA & MAYNARD, The letters of Lydia Lopokova and John Maynard Keynes, edited by Polly Hill and Richard Keynes.  Andre Deutsch Limited, 1989

I am wondering if the families have a collection of Quentin's plates?

Quentin Bell, writer, artist, potter;  b. 19.8.1910,  d. 16.12.1996


  1. I should think this might be quite valuable!

  2. There are few objects that I can say I love! This one I love and would prefer to donate it when the time comes.