Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[5 February 1930]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[5 February 1930]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/162

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, 8 Fitzroy Street, Fitzrovia, London, to Duncan Grant. She discusses her depression and her attempts to work - to make a curtain and a large painting of three female nudes, a sketch of which is included in the letter. The painting will rework a nude currently hanging at her London Artists' Association exhibition in New Bond Street, Mayfair, and will use her models Drury and Brinkworth. She reports a commission to paint Dottie Wellesley's children, a visit from Raymond Mortimer, and a request from the editor of British 'Vogue' to discuss Bell's and Grant's decorations. Also mentions Grace Germany.

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