Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

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

[13 January 1922]

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Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Letter from D.G. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
[13 January 1922]
Addressed from Les Deux Magots [Paris]. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 46 Gordon Square, London. The letter concerns his time in Paris including reviews of a watercolour show, a 'show at Rosenburg's including a lot of [Pablo] Picasso...and some Marie Blanchard'. He also mentions works by [Henri] Matisse, [André] Derain, [Paul] Cézanne and [Pierre-Auguste] Renoir. The letter also discusses a trip to the Louvre where he saw 'Death of Sardanapalus' 1927 by [Eugène] Delacroix and provides a review of the piece. Includes original envelope.
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
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.
TGA 8010/5/1244

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