Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[11 October 1927]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[11 October 1927]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/149

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, 37 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, to Duncan Grant. She describes her frustrations illustrating the special edition of Virginia Woolf's story 'Kew Gardens' (1919), and Angus Davidson's rows with Leonard Woolf at Hogarth Press; a trip to the dentist; acquiring books on Rodin and Oscar Browning; Adrian Stephen's success as a psychoanalyst; and the arrival of Alec, Bertha and Lionel Penrose as neighbours in 50 Gordon Square. She compares women waiting for the bus in Lewes to subjects by Velázquez. Also mentions John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova, Anthony Ludovici, Raymond Mortimer, Karin Stephen, and Tisdall.

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