Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[c.1917]

Details

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[c.1917]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/69

Letter from Vanessa Bell, 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, to Duncan Grant, written in pencil on poor paper due to lack of supplies. She describes her activities in London : dining with Roger Fry, Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw, the latter gossiping about Sydney Olivier and his family; the Omega Workshops party, with guests including John Tresidder Sheppard, Gerald Shove, Karin Stephen, Lala Vandervelde and unnamed Stracheys; a visit to the National Gallery with Fry; and an upcoming tea with Lytton Strachey. She worries about Grant's loss of weight from overwork. Also mentions John Maynard Keynes, Harry Norton and Flossie Selwood.

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