Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell [Charleston]

[20 July 1918]

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
[20 July 1918]
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
178 x 140 mm
Show details
Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ [20 July 1918]
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell [Charleston]
Date
[20 July 1918]
Description
Addressed from 46 Gordon Square [London]. The letter concerns general news and mentions he was painting a still life and was interrupted by Francesco, the father of Pamela Bianco who offered Grant one of Bianco's drawings. The letter is illustrated with a very small sketch by Grant of a painting he did 'of Mary and the window'.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased at Sotheby's Sale, 21st -22nd July 1980 [Lot numbers 201,204,208,211,223,224,227,228,229,233,239,245,250,261,262,266]. The letters were gathered from different rooms at Charleston Farmhouse (including the attics), by Quentin Bell, son of Vanessa and Clive Bell. They were lodged in the Library of King's College, Cambridge and then transferred to Sotheby 's in 1980 for the auction.
Reference
TGA 8010/5/1161

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