Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[4 May 1954]

Page 1

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Date
[c.4 May 1950–9]
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Duncan Grant, ‘Page 1’ [c.4 May 1950–9]

In Tate Britain

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[4 May 1954]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/224

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, La Souco, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, to Duncan Grant, Lismore Castle, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland, written on 4 and 5 May. Bell is visiting Dorothy Bussy, author of 'Olivia' (1949), whom she agrees to paint, and her daughter Janie. Discusses a visit from Nobel Prize-winning novelist Roger Martin du Gard and her dislike of the work of Dorothy's recently deceased husband Simon. Also mentions the recent deaths of two friends, Eily Darwin and Frances Campbell Dodgson (her fellow student at the Royal Academy Schools), Angelica Bell, Roger Fry, and André Gide.

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