Charleston Farmhouse (East Sussex) Reviews
Description:Address: Firle / Lewes / East Sussex / BN8 6LL / Tel: 01323 811626 / The former home of the Bloomsbury artists and ... more
Newest Review: ... inspire and influence its residents. The house included collections and artwork by Renoir, Picasso, Derain, Matthew Smith and Walter Sickert, who was a close friend of the group and many of these pieces remain at Charleston for public viewing. Duncan Grant designed many of the chair and settee covers at Charleston which are still there on display. The rights to these designs were bought by ... more
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by - written on 09/06/11 (Very useful, 102 readings)
For a recent team away day at work we visited Charleston House in Lewes. A stunning farmhouse with beautiful grounds and gardens, it was the Sussex home of the Bloomsbury artists during the First World War and is now owned by the Charleston Trust and open to the public. The story behind the house Charleston was the home and meeting place of the Bloomsbury artists, a group of well known writers and painters in the early twentieth century. Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell moved in to the house in 1916 and it became the meeting place for many artistic minds over the next 50 years. Vanessa had been married to Clive Bell for 9 years and they had two sons, ... Read the complete review
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