Vanessa Bell, recipient: Duncan Grant

Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant

[28 July 1919]

In Tate Britain
Created by
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Recipient
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Title
Letter from Vanessa Bell to Duncan Grant
Date
[28 July 1919]
Description
Letter from Vanessa Bell, Charleston, East Sussex, cancelling her intended trip to London to see the Ballets Russes production of 'The three-cornered hat', with designs by Picasso. She blames problems with servants and the 'horrors' of domesticity, which also prevent her from painting. Bell announces her intention to make up with Bunny Garnett after a quarrel, and praises a growing Angelica. Also mentions Mrs Brereton ('La B.'), Nellie Brittain, Mrs Pitcher, and Jenny Pratt.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Henrietta Garnett, May 2007.
Reference
TGA 20078/1/44/97

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