Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[7 May 1954]

Page 1

Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Date
[c.7 May 1950–9]
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Duncan Grant, ‘Page 1’ [c.7 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
[7 May 1954]
Description
Letter from Vanessa Bell, La Souco, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, to Duncan Grant, Lismore Castle, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland. Bell is staying with Dorothy Bussy, whom she is painting with difficulty, and her daughter Janie. Describes a visit to gardener Alvilde Lees-Milne - owner of a pastel by Bell - who discusses a portrait of Edward Sackville-West by Graham Sutherland, an artist Bell dislikes. Also mentions André Gide's death mask, James Lees-Milne, and Pippa Strachey.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/225

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