Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[11 June 1923]

In Tate Britain
Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[11 June 1923]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/121

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, 8 Fitzroy Street, Fitzrovia, London, to Duncan Grant, Paris. She describes her return to the studios after a trip with Grant to Madrid, bumping into Matthew Smith in the corridor; a visit to Grant's exhibition at Percy Moore Turner's Independent Gallery and Simon Bussy's 'severe' review in 'The Nation and Athenaeum' (this exhibition included Tate's 'Landscape, Sussex' [1920; N05075]); her horror at Angelica acquiring 'Cockney'; and issues with servants, including Nellie Brittain's engagement. Also mentions Julian and Quentin Bell, Dorothy Bussy, Angus Davidson, Roger Fry, Grace Germany, Dora Harland, John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova, Wyndham Lewis, Charles and Dora Sanger, Mrs Uppington, Rose Vildrac, and Virginia Woolf.

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