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Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[26 July 1939]

In Tate Britain

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

Description

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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