Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letters from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[11 May 1954]

In Tate Britain
Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letters from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[11 May 1954]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/227

Description

Two letters from Vanessa Bell, La Souco, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, to Duncan Grant, Lismore Castle, Lismore, Co. Waterford, Ireland. Bell is staying with Dorothy Bussy and her daughter Janie.

In the first letter, Bell discusses her difficulties painting and her arrangements for returning to the flat she and Grant share in Canonbury, Islington, London. Also mentions Dorothy's recently deceased husband Simon, whose pastels Janie is selling.

The second letter is missing the first and last pages. Bell repaints the tiles of the drawing room fireplace, having postponed her portrait of Dorothy.

Archive context

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