Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant


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Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
TGA 20078/1/44/66


Letter from Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, to Duncan Grant. She is relieved that Grant was unharmed in a recent air raid. Roger Fry has brought Bell's 'renovated Italian pot' to Charleston, and paints with her in the new studio - Fry is preparing for an exhibition of flower pieces at Carfax Gallery. Bell also discusses Barbara Hiles' relationship with Saxon Sydney-Turner, Michael Sadler buying some of her pictures after an unidentified exhibition, and Virginia Woolf's advice about a governess. Also mentions Maud Cunard, Bell's maid Jessie and Clive Bell's chauffeur Upton, Giotto, Adrian Stephen on the Isle of Wight, 'The Times', and Leonard Woolf.

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