Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

3 January 1934

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
3 January 1934
Description
Addressed from 8 Fitzroy Street. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle near Lewes, Sussex. The letter concerns general news and mentions he has been painting all day. The letter also mentions he has lunched with John Rowden and describes seeing 'The Cherry Orchard' starring Athene Seyler. The reverse of the envelope is inscribed 'just heard that fires arrive tonight Wed. by Passenger train at Lewes. DG'.
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 8010/5/1631

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