Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

24 March 1924

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
24 March 1924
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ 24 March 1924
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
24 March 1924
Description
Addressed from Grand Hotel, Cosmolite Place, Charles Rogier 5&6, Brussels. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 46 Gordon Square, London. The letter concerns his time in Brussels, where he describes some of the art he saw while there including works by [Peter Paul] Rubens, [Eugène] Delacroix, [Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael] and [Rogier] van der Weyden, and meeting 'Franzi's [von Haas] family in law'. 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 8010/5/1311

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