Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[c.25 January 1914]

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Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
[c.25 January 1914]
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
TGA 20078/1/44/22


Letter from Vanessa Bell, 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, to Duncan Grant, Tunis, Tunisia. She describes her trip to Paris with Clive Bell, Roger Fry and Molly MacCarthy - shopping for clothes at Galeries Lafayette with Molly and Rose Vildrac; visiting the studios of Picasso (who showed juvenile, 'Blue Period' and contemporary paintings, as well as collages and sculptures) and Matisse with Gertrude Stein; admiring the art collection of Gertrude's brother Michael and Jacques Copeau's Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier; and buying Vlaminck's 'Village in Provence' at Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler's gallery. She describes making pots with Fry at Mitcham pottery, the indifferent reception to the Grafton Group exhibition (where Grant's 'A view of Nepi' and 'Still life with cyclamen' were sold to Dora Sanger and Margery Fry respectively) and the upcoming wedding of Clive's sister Lorna. Also mentions Paul Cézanne, Charles Maresco Pearce, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Marjorie Strachey, C. Villette, Ambroise Vollard, and Virginia Woolf.

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