Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell [possibly in Cambridge]

[c.September–October 1928]

Details

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell [possibly in Cambridge]
Date
[c.September–October 1928]
Description
Addressed from Cafe de l'Univers. The letter concerns an update of his time in Paris and mentions Angelica [Bell], Virginia [Woolf] and Franzi [von Haas]. The letter also discusses some of the artworks he has seen including 'some really lovely [Henri Matisses and] [Georges-Pierre] Seurats a great many [André] Derains'.
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 8010/5/1446

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