Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[25 September 1923]

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
[25 September 1923]
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ [25 September 1923]
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
[25 September 1923]
Description
Addressed from Charleston [Sussex]. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 46 Gordon Square, London. The letter concerns general news mentioning he paints all day but struggles to progress with his painting 'because the wind blows [and] distracts my nerves'. The letter also refers to a letter from Oswald Sickert and mentions Dr [Sigmund] Freud. Includes original envelope.
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 8010/5/1289

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