Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[24 December 1928]

In Tate Britain
Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[24 December 1928]
Description
Letter from Vanessa Bell, Cleeve House, Seend, Wiltshire, to Duncan Grant. She and Angelica are spending Christmas with Clive's family. Bell relates a dinner in London with Julian and John Tresidder Sheppard, and advises Grant to change the title of a painting to 'The red sofa' (perhaps his 1917 portrait of Bell). Also mentions Cory and Hannah Bell, Clinker the dog, Roger Fry, Ovens the Bells' chauffeur, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/158

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