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Grant, Duncan James Corrowr, 1885 - 1978 (painter)

 Person

Dates and places

1885-1978

Sphere of activity

Painter

Admin / Family structure

Cousin to the Strachey family

Other information

Co-director of Omega Workshops, 1913.

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

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 Item

Lydia Lopokova Keynes as 'L'Ecossaise', 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0272/LLK/7/14
Scope and Contents

Copy print of a drawing of the dancer as she danced a Scotch reel at Covent Garden.

Dates: 1922
 Item

Lytton Strachey sitting with Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/70
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Vanessa Bell sitting in the centre of the group in the foreground. She wears a patterned headscarf, sits with her hands on her lap and looks towards the camera. Lytton Strachey sits in shadow to the left, looking towards the camera. To the right sits Duncan Grant, but his head is obscured by shadow and only his raised knees and clasped hands are visible.

Dates: 1928
 Item — Container: BLM/14

Minute book of 'The Caroline Club', 1914 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0272/BLM/14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Material relating to Bloomsbury figures for whom there is not an existing collection, or relating to more than one of the Bloomsbury collections.
Contains BLM/1-19, and publications.

Dates: 1914 - 1915
 File

Notes on Vanessa Bell and Bloomsbury by Duncan Grant, 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AG/2/5
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript notes by Duncan Grant of his feelings on the death of Vanessa Bell, 3 June 1961, with further autograph manuscript notes by Duncan Grant on 'Bloomsbury'. [?1960s]

Dates: 1960 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Letters by persons still living may only be read with the written permission of the author. The correspondence of Mrs. Garnett and her late husband, David Garnett, may only be read with Mrs. Garnett's permission. For further information, please contact the Archivist.
 File

Photocopies documenting Jacques Copeau's connections with REF and Duncan Grant in London, 1912 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0272/REF/13/17
Scope and Contents

Photocopied pages from Les Registres du Vieux Colombier, 1 (Nouvelle Revue Francaise, ? date)

Dates: 1912 - 1914
 File — Container: WBC/39

Photographs of Duncan Grant murals, 1973

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WBC/39
Scope and Contents

The file contains colour photographs, transparencies and correspondence concerning the murals by Duncan Grant for John Maynard Keynes, in room P3, King's College.

Dates: 1973
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD MAY BE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS. ASK THE ARCHIVISTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
 Item

Playreading Society Minute Book, 1907 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/5/1
Scope and Contents Minutes, written up by Clive Bell, of the meetings of a play-reading society [?at 40 Gordon Square], with cast lists and comments on the performances by Clive Bell. The players were variously Clive Bell, Vanessa Bell, Walter Lamb, Adrian Stephen, Lytton Strachey and Saxon Sydney-Turner, 1907-9; Clive Bell, Vanessa Bell, Roger and Margery Fry, Duncan Grant, Molly MacCarthy and Saxon Sydney-Turner, 1914-15. For the later period, fewer performance details are recorded. The book was used...
Dates: 1907 - 1915
 File

Prophecies 1943, 1943-12

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/5/2
Scope and Contents

Predictions about the progress of the war during 1944, written at Christmas 1943 at the instigation of Quentin Bell. Prophecies were contributed by Quentin Bell, Clive Bell, John Maynard Keynes, Max Werner (press cutting ‘Six Point Chart for Victory Year’ from Reynolds News, c. Dec. 1943), Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Angelica Bell and Leonard Woolf. The file also contains 1 typed letter signed from Leonard Woolf to Vanessa Bell enclosing his prophecy, and 3 envelopes.

Dates: 1943-12
 File

REF to Duncan Grant, 1910 - 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0272/REF/3/73
Scope and Contents

8 autograph letters signed (of which 2 are incomplete and 1 has note at end from Vanessa Bell), and 3 autograph postcards signed.

Dates: 1910 - 1914
 Series

Sketches by Duncan Grant, 1910 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0272/REM/1/1
Scope and Contents

Please request these documents by their Misc. 33/1 (previous reference) numbers.

Dates: 1910 - 1912
 Item

Speculations on behalf of Roger Fry, Duncan Grant and the Bells, 1914 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/SE/12
Scope and Contents

Ledger of stock exchange speculations made by J.M. Keynes with a loan from R.E. Fry, with details of transactions made on behalf of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and a letter from Clive Bell asking for financial advice, June 1918; with related correspondence, 1914-20.

Dates: 1914 - 1920
 File

Three newscutting obituaries of Duncan Grant, 1978-05

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AG/2/6
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series contains a few scattered items consisting primarily of memoirs by the Bells and Duncan Grant, but also containing a contract, one of Angelica Bell's drawings, and some obituaries.

Dates: 1978-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Letters by persons still living may only be read with the written permission of the author. The correspondence of Mrs. Garnett and her late husband, David Garnett, may only be read with Mrs. Garnett's permission. For further information, please contact the Archivist.
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Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant sitting in a garden, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/432
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Vanessa Bell in the foreground, sitting in a deckchair looking at a newspaper she holds in her hands. Duncan Grant sits in the background, looking towards the camera.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Item

Vanessa Bell standing with Duncan Grant, 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/68
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Vanessa Bell (partially cut off from the left edge of the photograph), standing with her hands held together in front of her, wearing a headscarf, smiling and looking down to the right. Duncan Grant stands beside her, with his hands in front of his chest, paint on his dark trousers and jacket, with his head turned towards the camera but his eyes are shut. The location given in the album is Cassis, France.

Dates: 1928
 Item — Container: WBC/2

Watercolour section of interior of room on P Staircase, 1956-08

Reference Code: GBR/0272/WBC/2
Scope and Contents

Watercolour section of interior of room on P Staircase decorated for John Maynard Keynes by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell. Measured and drawn by Crispin Worthington. Recorded on redecoration.

Dates: 1956-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS LESS THAN ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD MAY BE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS. ASK THE ARCHIVISTS FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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Winifred M. Gill to Helen Fry, Agnes Fry and Duncan Grant, 1910 - 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0272/REF/3/70
Scope and Contents

The file contains:
Engraved Christmas card to Helen Fry. 1910.
2 autograph letters signed to Agnes Fry. 27 Sept and 3 Oct. 1934.
1 autograph postcard signed to Duncan Grant. 31 July 1913.


Dates: 1910 - 1934
 File

World War II forecasts, 1940-04 - 1940-05

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AG/2/1
Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript forecasts of the progress of World War II, written by Quentin Bell, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Elizabeth Watson, entitled 'War time prognostication, not to be opened until Christmas 1940'.

Dates: 1940-04 - 1940-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Letters by persons still living may only be read with the written permission of the author. The correspondence of Mrs. Garnett and her late husband, David Garnett, may only be read with Mrs. Garnett's permission. For further information, please contact the Archivist.
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