Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

8 August 1912

In Tate Britain
Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
8 August 1912
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/10

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, Ford Place, Arundel, West Sussex, to Duncan Grant. Vanessa and Clive are staying with Oliver and Ray Strachey, the latest in a series of visits that included Ethel Sands and Nan Hudson, and her in-laws at Seend, Wiltshire. She invites Grant to accompany them to Cologne, asks him for information about 'Cookham' (Stanley Spencer), whose work Roger Fry wants to include in his 'Second Post-Impressionist exhibition', and discusses Virginia's upcoming wedding to Leonard Woolf. Also mentions Ka Cox, A.V. Dicey, John Maynard Keynes, Desmond MacCarthy, Dora Sanger, Barbara, Jane and Marjorie Strachey, Queen Victoria, and Hilton Young. Envelope illustrated by plan and simplified drawing of country house (presumably by Grant).

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