In our New Year’s Day Auction
we offered an original painting by Bainbridge, The Bed
, in which Bainbridge painted herself asleep with her three children in the same big brass bed that viewers can spy in the several interviews and documentaries of her filmed inside her Camden, London, townhouse. She painted often throughout her life, but only a very few of her paintings have ever come to the secondary market. And so we take the occasion of the rare surfacing of one of her paintings to revisit some of the aspects of Bainbridge’s life that encapsulate that singular Beryl Bainbridge way of being.