Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[17 October 1927]

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
[17 October 1927]
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
274 x 210 mm
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ [17 October 1927]
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
[17 October 1927]
Description
Addressed from Hotel de Cendrillon, Cassis, B. du Rhone. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 37 Gordon Square, London. The letter concerns Vanessa Bell's new house, [La Bergere, at Cassis] and is illustrated with two sketches of the house. The letter also mentions 'Bunny' [David Garnett] and Roland Penrose. The reverse of the envelope is inscribed 'Bunny has written you a letter which he says he has not posted yet. 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 8010/5/1415

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