Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Postcard from D.G. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[April 1919]

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Postcard from D.G. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
[April 1919]
Medium
Ink on card
Dimensions
113 × 89 mm
Description
Addressed from Charleston, Firle, Sussex to J.T. [John Tresidder] Sheppard, the Crown Hotel, Lyndhurst, Hants. The card was not posted. Grant used it to send a message to Vanessa Bell, postmarked 29 Apr 1919, Charleston, Firle, Sussex. The postcard was enclosed a small sketch of an oil stove known as a 'Double Beatrice with 2 wicks'.
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 8010/5/1179

You might like