Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell [Charleston]

1 January 1927

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell [Charleston]
Date
1 January 1927
Description
Addressed from 37 Gordon Square. The letter concerns general news and mentions he spent the 'afternoon at the [South Kensington] Museum [later Victoria and Albert Museum] looking at the Raphael cartoons'. The letter also mentions [Frederick] Porter. Some text is obscured due to a water stain.
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 8010/5/1392

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