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1866 – 1934

Boats in a Harbour (St-Tropez)
Oil on canvas
71.5 x 91 cm
Gifted by the Friends of Wakefield Art Gallery and Museums, 1939. Photography Norman Taylor


Roger Fry was a critic, curator and painter, well known as a co-founder of The Burlington Magazine and for his association with the Bloomsbury Group.

This group of artists and writers, who lived and worked near Bloomsbury in London from the beginning of the twentieth century, included artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, who are also represented in Wakefield’s collection.

This painting is thought to depict a harbour in St-Tropez, where members of the group had spent time together, and was a place of artistic inspiration for Bell and Grant in particular.