Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[26 July 1939]

In Tate Britain

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Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
[26 July 1939]
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
TGA 20078/1/44/210


Letter from Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, to Duncan Grant, London. She describes the removal to Charleston of furniture and paintings from their Fitzroy Street studios which they are sub-letting. Items included Grant's 'Blue nude with flute' [c. 1914-1915], featuring a nude Marjorie Strachey), 'Vanessa Bell' (1917), and a male nude, possibly 'Standing male nude' (c. 1935). Angelica has been painting a still life. Also mentions Quentin Bell and Walter Higgens ('the D[olt]'). Item also includes : a list of errands on 8 Fitzroy Street headed paper, referring to pictures belonging to Helen (?Anrep) and Goodman; a receipt from Joseph May Ltd, removal company; a rough plan in pencil of a house, possibly Charleston; a letter to Grant from H., possibly a writer, 21 Grand Parade, Brighton (23 July); and a drawing of a female nude, probably by Grant.

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