Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[26 September 1923]

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
[26 September 1923]
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ [26 September 1923]
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
[26 September 1923]
Description
Addressed from Charleston [Sussex]. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 46 Gordon Square, London. The letter concerns general news and mentions being 'low about painting'; he writes that he is in Bell's room while writing the letter and admiring two of her paintings on the wall. The reverse of the envelope is inscribed 'P.S. Your letters still come here. D.G.'
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 8010/5/1290

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