Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[6 August 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 August 1915]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/34

Description

Letter from Vanessa Bell, the Grange, Bosham, West Sussex, to Duncan Grant. She recounts arriving at Bosham with her sons and servants Mabel and Flossie Selwood, and describes the house and garden. She intends to paint and make clothes; Roger Fry has praised a painting he commissioned from Grant. Bell has lied to Roger about their ménage à trois with Bunny Garnett, but will offer him advice on his own current vexed relationship, possibly with Nina Hamnett. Also mentions Clive Bell, the Debenhams, Jack Hutchinson, Kate Lechmere, and Gerald Shove.

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