Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[6 May 1915]

In Tate Britain
Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[6 May 1915]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/33

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, London, to Duncan Grant. She gives an anti-Semitic description of a visit to their clients the Meinhertzhagens of Campden Hill, and reports extensively on a reception hosted by Gerald Shove and his fiancée Fredegond Maitland, where there was speculation about her ménage à trois with Grant and Bunny Garnett. She has been visiting doctors with Leonard Woolf for Virginia, while another acquaintance Daphne Olivier has also had a severe breakdown. She discusses Omega Workshops and a sitting with milliner Kate Lechmere. Also mentions Nick Bagenal and Barbara Hiles, Clive Bell and Mary Hutchinson, Drs Maurice Craig and Ian Mackenzie, Harry Norton, Bryn Olivier, and James and Lytton Strachey.

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