Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

19 June [1924]

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
19 June [1924]
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ 19 June [1924]
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
19 June [1924]
Description
Addressed from Berlin. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, England. The letter concerns his time in Berlin with Franzi [von Haas]; the letter mentions a trip to the National Gallery comparing it to Tate Gallery and a trip to see Mozart's ['The Abduction from the] Seraglio'. The letter also discusses some of the artworks he has seen including by [Carlo] Boeklin, [Henri] Fantin-Latour, Antonello da Messina and [Giovanni] Bellini. 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 8010/5/1327

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