Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[19 October 1928]

In Tate Britain

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Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
[19 October 1928]
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
TGA 20078/1/44/157


Letter from Vanessa Bell, 37 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, to Duncan Grant, originally enclosing her design for a curtain. She describes her return from France after their holiday, and relays information given by John Maynard Keynes and Lydia Lopokova about the London Artists' Association and Julian Bell's progress as an undergraduate at King's College, Cambridge. Lopokova has commissioned Grant to provide costumes and sets for a Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club staging of Shakespeare's poem, 'A lover's complaint'. Bell attends a Raymond Coxon exhibition mounted by the Association, and suggests Grant buy one of his paintings. She is due to accompany Virginia Woolf to her lecture 'Women and fiction' at Newnham College, a text that will become 'A room of one's own' (1929). Also mentions Angelica, Clive and Quentin Bell, Lady Bessborough, John Albert Cooling, Angus Davidson, Brandon Davis, Dick, Paul Guillaume, Mary Hutchinson, Jean Marchand, Bernard Meninsky, Raymond Mortimer, Elizabeth Ponsonby, Frederick J. Porter, Henri Rousseau, Allan Walton, and Leonard Woolf.

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