Duncan Grant, recipient: Vanessa Bell

Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell

18 May 1940

Page 1

Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Date
18 May 1940
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Charleston Trust (Lewes, UK), ‘Page 1’ 18 May 1940
Created by
Duncan Grant 1885–1978
Recipient
Vanessa Bell 1879–1961
Title
Letter from D. [Duncan Grant] to Vanessa Bell
Date
18 May 1940
Description
Addressed from 3 Windsor Place [Plymouth] but on note paper for the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth. Addressed to Vanessa Bell, Charleston, Firle near Lewes, Sussex. The letter provides a detailed update of his time in Plymouth as a war artist where he is painting in the docks. The letter also mentions John Nash. The reverse of the envelope is inscribed 'p.s. I will call for letters addressed here.'
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 8010/5/1785

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