Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

23 June [1946]

Details

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
23 June [1946]
Description
Addressed from Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, Sussex, England. The letter provides an update of his time in Copenhagen and mentions he went to a Van Gogh exhibition. The letter also mentions seeing 'Miss Todd', his mother and aunt Daisy. The reverse of the envelope is inscribed 'I've just upset the ink over a spotless chair, but it might have been worse. DG'. 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 8010/5/1826

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