Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

1 February 1930

Details

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
1 February 1930
Description
Addressed from Charleston [Sussex] written on 37 Gordon Square notepaper. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 8 Fitzroy Street, London. The letter concerns news from Charleston with George [Bergen] and compares the house to Wuthering Heights. The letter also discusses Grant's feeling for George [Bergen] stating 'I think a great part of my feeling for him is paternal' and a still life Grant has started to paint of 'a lamp against the screen [Bell] painted.' 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 8010/5/1474

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