Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[9 February 1930]

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Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
[9 February 1930]
Addressed from Charleston [Sussex]. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 8 Fitzroy Street, London. One sheet of the letter has the address 'Charleston, Firle near Lewes', which was written in another hand and cancelled out by Grant. The letter concerns general news and refers to correspondence with 'Bunny' [David Garnett] about George [Bergen]. The letter also refers to a painting of a nude by Roger [Fry?], a successful show of Bell's work and [John] Maynard [Keynes] buying one of Bell's artworks. Includes original envelope.
Document - correspondence
Tate Archive
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.
TGA 8010/5/1480

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