Twenty-five letters from or on behalf of Eunice E. Frost, Penguin Books Ltd, to Paul Nash, regarding the Penguin monograph on Nash by Herbert Read, as part of the 'MODERN PAINTERS' series.

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  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7050/1033-1064
  • Dates of Creation
      1942 - 1946
  • Physical Description
      35 pieces

Scope and Content

The letters largely concern the selection, loan and reproduction of paintings as colour or black and white plates for the book. Includes references to owners/lenders of works (TGA 7050/1039-41, 1043), a lunch with other subjects and authors (TGA 7050/1054) and a photograph of Paul Nash for inclusion in the reprint (TGA 7050/1056-58). Also includes two letters from Kenneth Clark regarding the choice of paintings and reproductions (TGA 7050/1035-36), two letters from Allan Lane, Penguin Books, regarding Paul Nash's contract and disappointment with the book (TGA 7050/1042 and 1053), letter from Eunice Frost to Conrad Senat, Counterpoint, refusing to loan the blocks from the Penguin Book (TGA 7050/1061), letter from Nikolaus Pevsner, King Penguin Books to Paul Nash regarding the return of his 'pub sign' (TGA 7050/1063), and letter from J.A. Holmes, Penguin Books, to Paul Nash concerning his outstanding account (TGA 7050/1064). Together with four statements from Penguin to Paul Nash for the purchase of copies of the book (TGA 7050/1055). TGA 7050/1034, 1043-44 and 1061 includes notes by Nash on reverse.

Related Material

Correspondence from Conrad Senat including reference to Penguins refusal (TGA 7050/424-445)