Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

29 July 1932

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
29 July 1932
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ 29 July 1932
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from Bear [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
29 July 1932
Description
Addressed from Globe Hotel, King's Lynn [Norfolk]. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle near Lewes, Sussex. The letter concerns an update of his time in King's Lynn [with George Bergen] and mentions he has been able to paint as the weather has improved. The letter also mentions 'Bunny' [David Garnett] and that Bell is painting Roger [Fry]. 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 8010/5/1570

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