Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[31 March 1942]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[31 March 1942]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/219

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, to Duncan Grant, Lyme Regis, Dorset. Mentions trying to work on Berwick Church decorations; the Nazi-sponsored trips to Berlin of André Derain and André Dunoyer de Segonzac; the exhibition of Tate's wartime acquisitions at the National Gallery (including Grant's 'Girl at the piano' [1940; N05171]); Helen Anrep and Margery Fry with Roger Fry's sketches; Angelica, Clive and Quentin Bell, Dorothy and Simon Bussy, Grace Germany and Mrs Stevens, André Gide, Raymond Mortimer, Walter Sickert, Eddie Playfair, Frances Byng Stamper and Caroline Byng Lucas, and Hugh Walpole. Includes illustration of log pile.

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