Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

26 December 1923

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
26 December 1923
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ 26 December 1923
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
26 December 1923
Description
Addressed from Grosvenor House, Twickenham. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle near Lewes, Sussex. The letter concerns general news about Christmas and mentions a visit to see his family with Adrian [Stephen]. The letter also mentions [Walter] Sickert, Thérèse [Lessore], [John] Maynard [Keynes], Lydia [Lopokova], Angelica [Bell] and [Berta] Ruck. The envelope is sealed with red wax with the impression of a bird flying out of a cage; the seal is mentioned in the letter as Grant's mother gave it to him.
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 8010/5/1297

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