Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[4 February 1921]

Details

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
[4 February 1921]
Description
Addressed from 18 bis Avenue des Sycomores, Villa Montmorency, Paris, Auteuil. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 50 Gordon Square, London. The letter concerns general news about his time in Paris including a trip to the [Independants?] where he saw Bell's work. The letter also discusses numerous contemporary artists, cubism, [André] Derain and [Pablo] Picasso. The reverse of the envelope is inscribed 'Tell Roger tomorrow I'm going to see his friend Blanche!'
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 8010/5/1227

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