Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Incomplete letter [from Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell [Suffolk?]

[1916]

Details

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Incomplete letter [from Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell [Suffolk?]
Date
[1916]
Description
Addressed from Garsington Manor, Oxford. The letter concerns a trip with 'Bunny' [David Garnett] [to stay with Lady Ottoline and Philip Morrell]; other guests included Katherine Mansfield, Evan Morgan [and possibly Dorothy Brett]. He describes his time there mentioning they created murals on the walls. The letter also includes a sketch by Duncan Grant of a bear and a dolphin amongst the waves.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased at Sotheby's Sale, 21st -22nd July 1980 [Lot numbers 201,204,208,211,223,224,227,228,229,233,239,245,250,261,262,266]. The letters were gathered from different rooms at Charleston Farmhouse (including the attics), by Quentin Bell, son of Vanessa and Clive Bell. They were lodged in the Library of King's College, Cambridge and then transferred to Sotheby 's in 1980 for the auction.
Reference
TGA 8010/5/1137

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