Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[28 April 1926]

Details

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
[28 April 1926]
Description
Addressed from Cafe de la Paix, Paris. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle near Lewes, Sussex. The letter concerns general news and mentions he has met Franzi [von Haas]. The letter also refers to some of the artwork he has seen by artists including [Henri] Matisse, [Georges] Braque, [Pablo] Picasso and [André] Derain. Includes original envelope.
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 8010/5/1382

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