Wife Gwen Darwin

Image result for Jacques RaveratJacques Pierre Paul Raverat (pronounced Rav-er-ah) (March 20, 1885– March 6, 1925) was a French painter; Raverat was the son of Georges Pierre Raverat and Helena Lorena Caron; he was born in Paris, France in 1885.

Rupert Brooke was closer to a group of friends, who Virginia Woolf called the ‘neo-pagans’, possibly due to their love of the outdoors. This group included Rupert Brooke, Ethel Pye, Katherine Cox, the Olivier sisters (Brynhild Olivier, Noël Oliveri, Margery Oliver and Daphne Oliver), Jacques and Gwen Raverat, Frances Cornford and Justin Brooke. Despite sharing the same surname, Justin Brooke was not a relative of Rupert’s.

 He married the English painter and wood engraver Gwen Darwin, in 1911, the daughter of George Darwin and Lady Maud Darwin, née Maud du Puy; she was a granddaughter of Charles Darwin.[1] They had two daughters, Elisabeth (1916–2014), who married the Norwegian politician Edvard Hambro, and Sophie Jane (1919-2011) who married the Cambridge scholar M. G. M. Pryor and later Charles Gurney. Raverat suffered from a form of multiple sclerosis and died on March 6 1925 following complications of it. His funeral took place in Christ Church in Cannes, France where he may be buried.

Before moving, in 1920, to Vence in France [2] the couple were active members of an intellectual circle known as the "Neo-Pagans" and centred round Rupert Brooke. They also moved on the fringes of the Bloomsbury Group, whose members included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, Vanessa Bell and Lytton Strachey.

In 2004, his grandson, William Pryor edited the complete correspondence between Raverat, his wife and Virginia Woolf which was published as Virginia Woolf and the Raverats.[3]

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  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Raverat