Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letters from Vanessa Bell and Claude Rogers to Duncan Grant

[24 November 1949]

Page 1

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Date
[24 November 1949]
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Duncan Grant, ‘Page 1’ [24 November 1949]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letters from Vanessa Bell and Claude Rogers to Duncan Grant
Date
[24 November 1949]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/221

Description

Two items : Letter from Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, to Duncan Grant. Discusses Angelica Bell, Bunny Garnett, their daughters Henrietta, Nel and Fanny, and an upcoming production of Ivan Turgenev's play 'A month in the country' at New Theatre London, directed by Michel Saint-Denis; and Caroline Byng Lucas ('Bay') and a Grant lithograph. Also mentions Edward (?le Bas), and (possibly) Charles and Marie Mauron.

Letter from Claude Rogers, West London, to Grant, discussing the latter's suggestion that he become a member of the Society of Mural Painters. Refers disparagingly to two unidentified artists as 'Flybush' and 'Tan Harrington', and mentions Victor Pasmore's recent decorative work and Redfern Gallery exhibition.

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