Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant


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Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
TGA 20078/1/44/148


Letter from Vanessa Bell, 37 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, to Duncan Grant. She describes her journey from Paris - including a mishap on the train, spilling mineral water over American tourists - and the household difficulties she returned to, such as rats and Grace Germany's foot abscess. She relays Virginia Woolf's gossip about Ethel Sands, and recounts meeting Matthew Smith in Fitzroy Street where he may lease a studio. Also mentions Judith Bagenal, Angelica and Quentin Bell, Mrs Benjamin, Sibyl Colefax, Angus Davidson, Louie Dunnet, Mrs Fagence, Helmsley, Hogben, Nan Hudson, John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova, Mrs Langsford, the Raverat family, the governesses Miss Paul (?Rose Paul)and Miss Strachey, Sophie, Adrian and Karin Stephen, and Leonard Woolf.

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