Vanessa Bell. Iceland Poppies, 1908 - 1909. Oil on canvas. Charleston House, Lewes, East Sussex, UK. A fictional journal entry by VB in the novel Vanessa and Her Sister: "Each time I come back to it, I am surprised at how well I like it: the wintry palette, the antique medicine jar and pale matching bowl, the green glass poison bottle, and the contrasting poppy. Yes, they are right together. Of course, I could fall out of love with it in an afternoon. Rightness can be a transitive thing."