Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[c.6 August 1935]

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Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[c.6 August 1935]
Description
Letter from Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, to Duncan Grant. Discusses beginning a still life, perhaps 'Flowers in a glass' (1935), and her dissatisfaction with the paintings she made in Rome. Also mentions Angelica and Clive Bell, 'the Commendatore', Frank (whom she suspects of robbing her), Henri Matisse's 'Port de Marseilles' (1917; bequeathed by Roger Fry to Bell), Pierre-Auguste Renoir's bust 'Head of Coco' (c. 1907-1908), and Virginia Woolf.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/201

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