Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[c.22 December 1925]

In Tate Britain
Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[c.22 December 1925]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/131

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, to Duncan Grant. She describes the 'pandemonium' created by her Christmas guests - Roger Fry fretting about his affair with Helen Anrep, her husband Boris having threatened to 'murder' him; Virginia Woolf and her relationship with Vita Sackville-West; as well as leaks in various rooms. Creatively, Bell is concentrating on design, especially for carpets. Also mentions Albert, Anastasia 'Baba' Anrep, Judith Bagenal, John Banting, Angelica, Julian and Clive Bell, Louie Dunnet, Marjery Fry, Grace Germany, Ethel Grant, Edward McKnight Kauffer, John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova, Rupert Lee, Frank Hindley Smith, Mrs Standen, Stephen Tomlin, and Leonard Woolf.

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