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

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      GB 70 TGA 7050/2608-2650
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      59 pieces

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Letters concern the Paul Nash painting 'Northern Adventure', its attempted sale to the Arts Council, its loan to the London Artists' Association Exhibition, and its eventual sale to Aberdeen Art Gallery (TGA 7050/2608-13, 2617-23); preparations and choice of works for the 'Paintings and Watercolours by Paul Nash from a Private Collector' exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in May 1953 (TGA 7050/2608, 2611, 2613-14); arrangements and rough copies of the catalogues listing paintings in the exhibition and comments on Wingfield Digby's preface (TGA 7050/2617, 2620, 2625-27); a hand drawn plan of the Leicester Galleries exhibition rooms with wall and floor measurements (TGA 7050/2621); the poor sales and compromise in prices at the exhibition (TGA 7050/2628-33). Includes list of 'Paintings by Paul Nash retained by the Leicester Galleries after the Exhibition' (TGA 7050/2637), two lists of Nash paintings owned by Margaret 'On Sale or Return' at the Leicester Galleries (TGA 7050/2638, 2650), and Margaret's request for a loan to help her through financial difficulties (TGA 7050/2647-48). The remaining correspondence concerns the sale, movement and prices of the following Paul Nash works; 'Broken Trees, Wytschaete' and 'Cloud Cuckoo Nest' (TGA 7050/2630), 'Cumulus Head' (TGA 7050/2633-34, 2643, 2646, 2649), 'Eruption' and 'Lake in a Wood' (TGA 7050/2630), 'Landscape of the Vegetable Kingdom' (TGA 7050/2630-33, 2637), 'Landscape Study No.1. Isle of Wight' and 'Landscape Study No.2. Isle of Wight' (TGA 7050/2633), 'Laocoèon' (TGA 7050/2630, 2632-33), 'March Woods' (TGA 7050/2631, 2643, 2646) 'Night Landscape' (TGA 7050/2630-33), 'Nostalgic Landscape, St Pancras Landscape' (TGA 7050/2642, 2644), 'November Moon' (TGA 7050/2611), 'Poised Objects' (TGA 7050/2629), 'St Pancras Lilies' and 'Voyages of the Moon' (TGA 7050/2611), 'Studio at Rye' (TGA 7050/31), 'Summer Green' (TGA 7050/2630-31) and 'Tree Study, Elm Tree Cottage, Hillingdon' (TGA 7050/2632-33, 2635).

Related Material

Exhibition catalogue 'Catalogue of a private collection of watercolours and drawings by Paul Nash', 1953, with introduction by George Wingfield Digby. Held in the Tate Library.

Further correspondence between Margaret Nash and Oliver Brown (TGA 7050/2569-2607).

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