Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

[19 April 1931]

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
[19 April 1931]
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ [19 April 1931]
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
[19 April 1931]
Description
Addressed from Palazzo Locatelli [sic. Actually Lovatelli], Piazza Campitelli, Rome. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, 8 Fitzroy Street, London. The letter concerns a detailed update of his time in Italy. The letter is illustrated with a small sketch of the scalloped edges of Victorian embroidered festoons which Grant had seen in a church. 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 8010/5/1546

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