Correspondence between Margaret Nash and Philip James, Director of Art, Arts Council, including some letters from and to Gabriel White, Assistant Art Director, Arts Council, (mainly 1951). Also one letter from J. Wood Palmer, Art Deparment. The correspondence concerns the showing of the Arts Council exhibition of Paul Nash photographs 'Paul Nash's Camera'. The letters refer to the mutilation and incorrect dimensions of some of the enlargements (TGA 7050.1790-1 and 1793-6); Margaret Nash's appearance on the BBC's 'Picture Page' (TGA 7050.90); the photograph frames and Margaret Nash's purchase of them (TGA 7050.1790-2, 1794, 1801-3 and 1806-7); the display of the Paul Nash Memorial Volume and Margaret Nash's 'Fertile Image' (TGA 7050.1790-1); the catalogue cover for the touring version of the exhibition (TGA 7050.1809-10); and touring the exhibition to schools (TGA 7050.1835). The correspondence also concerns Margaret Nash's personal circumstances including her health and finances (TGA 7050.1790, 1795, 1801-2, 1827 and 1829); her will and trustees (Philip James, E.C. 'Peter' Gregory and Dr Mary Woodall TGA 7050.1797, 1804, 1810, 1818-20); and her estate and bequests, including 'Vernal Equinox' (renamed 'The Marriage of the Sun and The Moon' by Margaret Nash) to the Arts Council and 'Eclipse of the Sunflower' to the Victoria and Albert Museum (TGA 7050.1827-31 and 1837). The letters also contain references to the sale or proposed sale of Paul Nash works including 'Northern Adventure' (TGA 7050.1804-5, 1818-25, 1827-28) 'Cumulus Head' (TGA 7050.1804, 1806-07), 'Urne Buriall' (TGA 7050.1818), and 'The Moons Last Phase', 'Encounter of Two Objects', 'Mineral Objects', 'Voyages of the moon', 'The Elms', 'The Summer Green' and 'Nocturnal Landscape' (TGA 7050.1827-28, 1830-31). Other paintings and photographs mentioned include 'Night Tide' and 'Laocoèon' (TGA 7050.1802, 1806) and 'The Shore, Dymchurch', 'Sea Coast Dorset', 'The Cliffs, Portland Bay', 'Dracula', 'Dead Tree', 'Tree Wound', 'Monster Field, Study One', 'Portrait of Mrs Simpkins' and 'Dye Pitts, Tetuan' (TGA 7050.1793-95). Includes list of tour dates and places (TGA 7050.1794). TGA 7050.1811, 1817, 1832 and 1834-5 feature notes by Margaret Nash.
Correspondence between Margaret Nash and Philip James, Director of Art, Arts Council, including some letters from and to Gabriel White, Assistant Art Director, Arts Council, (mainly 1951).
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- ReferenceGB 70 TGA 7050/1790-1835
- Dates of Creation1951 - 1953
- Physical Description1 file