Bell, Arthur Clive Heward, 1881 - 1964 (art critic)
Dates and places
1881-1964 Marlborough School; Trinity College, Cambridge (1899-1902); Bloomsbury; Charleston, Sussex
Sphere of activity
Younger son of William Bell, wife of Vanessa Bell (nee Stephen), father of Quentin and Julian Bell. Good friend of Roger Fry.
Publications include: 'Since Cezanne' (1923), 'Landmarks in Ninettenth Century Painting (1927), 'An Account of French Painting' (1931), 'Victor Pasmore' (1945).
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Assorted comic entertainments and verses concerning members of the 'Bloomsbury Group' and Keynes family, 1925 - 1928
This file includes 'Don't be frightened: a burlesque' [possibly in the hand of Molly MacCarthy], featuring characters called Vanessa, Roger, Bell and Grant.
Snapshots and professional studio portraits of Barbara Bagenal, Angelica Bell, Clive Bell, Francis Birrell, Gerald Brenan, Dora Carrington, Roger Fry, Edward Gathorne-Hardy, Henry Lamb, Janetta Parladé, G.H.W. ('Dadie') Rylands, Roger Senhouse, Julia Strachey, Lytton Strachey and Stephen Tomlin. The photographers include Lettice Ramsay and Kyrle Leng.
A photocopied typescript (incomplete) of a play featuring characters called Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, Roger Fry and Duncan Grant.
Modern reprints of photographs of members of the 'Bloomsbury Group', including Duncan Grant, Clive Bell, J. M. Keynes, G. Lytton Strachey, Vanessa, Julian and Quentin Bell, and Angelica Garnett. Some of the photographs were taken by Vanessa Bell, and several appear in 'Vanessa Bell's Family Album' (J. V. Norman and Hobhouse Ltd: London, 1981). Dimensions: 21.5 x 16.3 cm. Sleeves 117-21.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey and John Tresidder Sheppard (Provost of King's College, Cambridge) wearing hats and sitting in chairs outside. Clive Bell stands behind them and looks over their shoulders at the book Lytton Strachey is holding. Similar to FCP/7/4/1/45.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey and John Tresidder Sheppard (Provost of King's College, Cambridge) wearing hats and sitting in chairs outside. Clive Bell stands behind them and looks over their shoulders. Clive Bell and Lytton Strachey appear to be smoking, and John Tresidder Sheppard holds a small cup in his hand. Similar to FCP/7/4/1/42.
Snapshot of Lytton Strachey and John Tresidder Sheppard (Provost of King's College, Cambridge) wearing hats and sitting in chairs outside. Clive Bell stands behind them and looks over their shoulders. The image is taken from a greater distance than FCP/7/4/1/42 and 45, so the crossed legs of Strachey and Sheppard are visible.
17 autograph letters, signed, and 3 autograph postcards, signed to J.M. Keynes. 1911-37 and undated.
2 carbon typed letters, signed, from J.M. Keynes. 23 Dec. 1937 and 14 Mar. 1939.
This file also includes 1 autograph letter, signed from Clive Bell to 'Mr. Shaw', [Nov. 1918]; the typescript of a scheme proposing changes to the government's treatment of conscientious objectors, undated; and typescript extracts from D'Alembert's 'Éloge on Montesquieu', undated.
Edward Le Bas, Barbara Ghika, Clive and Vanessa Bell, Peter [? surname] and Duncan Grant, 1950 - 1959
Photograph of (from left to right) Edward Le Bas, Barbara Ghika, Clive and Vanessa Bell, Peter [unknown surname] and Duncan Grant having tea on the terrace of Hotel Britannia, Menton, France. Dimensions: 11.4 x 18.2 cm. Sleeve 153.
November 1919 issue of 'Das Kunstblatt' including the article by Clive Bell entitled 'Die metaphysische Hypothese'
1 autograph letter, signed.
1 autograph letter, signed.
28 autograph letters signed and 3 envelopes from Clive Bell to his lover Bertha Penrose.
249 autograph letters signed.
2 autograph letters signed.
23 autograph letters signed and 6 autograph postcards signed. The file also contains 4 photographs, variously of GHWR, Virginia Woolf, G. Lytton Strachey and Clive Bell and Charleston in 1926, [1920s-30s]. The photo showing Lytton, Virginia and a man in a hat probably GL Dickinson, is also present in Virginia Woolf's Monk's House album 4 p. 3 (where GLD is identified as Yeats). This may have been taken by Ottoline Morrell in June 1923.
Autograph manuscript comic rendering in English by REF of 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes, with annotations and comments on the translation by Clive Bell, Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson and 1 unidentified other, and a pencil and wash sketch copy of Carlo Dolci's Martyrdom of St Andrew.
Clive Bell reviewed a translation of the play by B. Buckley Rogers in the Athenaeum Jan. 1912.
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.
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.
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.
Compiled by 'RR', 1915. It contains printed questionnaires on the best and worst painters etc. completed, to a greater or lesser degree, by Dolores Courtney, Vanessa Bell, E. de Bergen [otherwise Roald Kristian], Clive Bell, Tancred Borenius, Mary Hutchinson, Nina Hamnett, Simon Bussy, Philippa Strachey, Elspeth Champcommunal, Angela Lavelli and 1 unidentified other.