VANESSA BELL (1879-1961)
Leather Letter Folder given to David (Bunny) Garnett
9.25 x 8 inches
Provenance: Estate of David (Bunny) Garnett: by descent
Note: A leather letter folder given to Bunny Garnett when he went to France with Frankie Birrell so that he would be encouraged to write to her by having a supply of paper and envelopes. Hence, the typically ribald punning inscription about French letters. Vanessa's inscription reads as follows:
F L's always gratefully received by the giver of this.
Honi soit qui mal y pense (Shame be to him who thinks evil of it.)
Further images of the red leather folder available on request.