Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[c.27 April 1923]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[c.27 April 1923]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/117

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, Monk's House, Rodmell, East Sussex, to Duncan Grant. She discusses her portrait of Lydia Lopokova and John Maynard Keynes' purchase of a Matthew Smith painting at the London Group Spring exhibition; the wedding of the future King George VI to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; her difficulties in painting a still life; their forthcoming trip to France; and the sale of their houses in Fitzroy Square, proposing one for the gallery mooted by Roger Fry and Frank Hindley Smith. Also mentions Clive Bell, Elizabeth Courtauld, Queen Mary, Osbert Sitwell, Mr Stacey, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

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