Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[c.21 April 1925]

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
[c.21 April 1925]
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 8010/5/1354

Description

Addressed from 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle near Lewes, Sussex. The letter concerns plans for a new design of 'the studio'. The letter also mentions a visit from Roger [Fry] and art critic [Carl] Einstein (confusing him as a brother of scientist Albert Einstein). The letter also mentions that Einstein offers to boost [Grant and Bell] in Berlin, and going to a music hall with Angus [Davidson], Cecil Taylor and Lytton [Strachey], later meeting [John] Maynard [Keynes] and Lydia [Lopokova]. Includes original envelope.

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