Correspondence between Oliver F. Brown, Ernest Brown & Phillips, Leicester Galleries, London, and Margaret Nash.

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      GB 70 TGA 7050/2708-2728
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Scope and Content

Letters concern Margaret's wish to record the details of ownership and photograph the Nash paintings 'Cafe Window, Toulon', 'Study for the Battle of Germany' and 'Study for Landscape of Bleached Objects' (sold through the Leicester Galleries) to complete her photographic collection for the Victoria and Albert Museum (TGA 7040/2714-17); the sale of 'Study for the Battle of Germany' and 'Russell Square' (TGA 7050/2711 and 2718); the sale price and market for the Ben Nicholson 'Abstract' (TGA 7050/2709, 2711-16); the value of two Braque Lithographs owned by Margaret (TGA 7050/2725-26); Nash paintings in the possession of Rex Nan Kivell (TGA 7050/2723-24, 2727-28) and the Roland, Browse & Delbanco Gallery (TGA 7050/2727-28); Margaret's request for a further loan from Oliver (TGA 7050/2727-28); attempts to sell the Nash painting 'Wood Shed' (previously titled 'Two Serpents') and discussions of potential buyers in the Birmingham and Southampton city galleries, and in America (TGA 7050/2709, 2716-18, 2719, 2721). Other Nash works mentioned include 'In Andrews Fields' and 'Foliage' (TGA 7050/2725), 'Landscape from the Sheiling' (TGA 7050/2726) and 'Orchard and Hills' (TGA 7050/2728). Briefly mentioned are the collectors of Nash paintings Thomas Olsen (TGA 7050/2726) and Sir David Eccles, Minister of Education (TGA 7050/2715-17, 2726). Includes lists of Paul Nash paintings owned by Margaret 'On Sale or Return' at the Leicester Galleries (TGA 7050/2710-11, 2718, 2722-23).

Related Material

Further correspondence between Margaret Nash and Oliver Brown (TGA 7050/2557-2707 & TGA 7050/2729-35).

Correspondence and receipts of sales between Paul Nash and Oliver Brown (TGA 7050/705-737).

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