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Duncan Grant Collection

St Peter’s is home to one of the largest collections in the UK of works by the celebrated artist and designer Duncan Grant (1885–1978). The items are on long-term loan to the College by a generous alumnus.

Housed in the SCR Dining Room, the Duncan Grant Collection contains over 70 pieces, ranging in date from the very beginning of Grant’s career to the very end, and includes works in various different media, from watercolour portraits of famous Bloomsbury Group members, such as Vanessa Bell (1879–1961), to designs on mercerised cotton for cushion covers on the RMS Queen Mary.

The collection is open to public viewings for both individuals and groups. For all enquiries please contact the college Archivist (

Alternatively, a glossy catalogue is available for sale (£5) at the Porters' Lodge or you can find a full gallery of images via the ArtUK website.

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