Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[20 May 1940]

In Tate Britain
Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[20 May 1940]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/212

Description

Fragment of letter from Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, to Duncan Grant. She discusses working on a sketch, gardening and treating diseased chickens, the restored calm among the servants after the removal of disruptive Nell, and an article by Jan Gordon in 'The observer', praising Grant's work at several recent shows, including an exhibition of his drawings and studies at the Calman Gallery; the British Council's 'Works selected for the 22nd Biennale di Venezia', Wallace Collection, where Tate's 'The tub' (c. 1913; T00723) was displayed as 'The bath'; and 'Nine painters' at Lefevre, from which the Chantrey Bequest bought 'Girl at the piano' for Tate (N05171). Also mentions Angelica Bell, Grace Germany, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

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