Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from D.[Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

8 January 1927

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from D.[Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
8 January 1927
Description
Addressed from Brasserie-Restaurant Bristol-Univers, 21-23 Rue Cannebière, Marseille. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 37 Gordon Square, London. The letter provides an update upon his arrival to Marseilles in France; the letter mentions he dined with 'Luce [and] Julian' and 'saw [André] Derain for a few moments'. 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 8010/5/1400

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