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

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      GB 70 TGA 7050/2674-2707
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      37 pieces

Scope and Content

Also one typed letter from Patrick Phillips, Leicester Galleries (TGA 7050/2694) and a typed letter from Margaret Nash to Nicholas Brown, Leicester Galleries (TGA 7050/2695). Letters concern an article in the Financial Times regarding the sale of Rees-Jeffrey's collection at Christie's including paintings by Augustus John and Paul Nash (TGA 7050/2674-75); the sale of the Paul Nash paintings 'Rotary Objects' (TGA 7050/2700), 'Landscape of the Vegetable Kingdom' (TGA 7050/2701), 'Cafâe Window, Toulon' (TGA 7050/2707) and the drawing 'The Garden' (TGA 7050/2675-79); the relief 'Abstraction 1934' and the oil painting 'The Tea Set', both by Ben Nicholson, offered to the gallery for sale by Margaret (TGA 7050/2695-98); Margaret misplacing the Nash watercolour 'Russell Square' (TGA 7050/2690); Oliver Brown sending Margaret a cheque to help with financial problems, and Margaret's repayment of the loan (TGA 7050/2689-90, 2699, 2702-03); a brief background to the drawing 'The Garden' (TGA 7050/2679) and the painting 'Rotary Objects' (TGA 7050/2683); and Margarets wish to change the title of the painting 'Two Serpents' (TGA 7050/2690). Includes lists of Paul Nash paintings belonging to Margaret 'On Sale or Return' with the Leicester Galleries (TGA 7050/2680, 2693, 2704) and the titles, prices and dates for two paintings by Mrs Michael Dawnay, held at the Leicester Gallery (TGA 7050/2680). The remaining correspondence concerns the pricing, movement and framing of the Paul Nash paintings; 'Cafe Window, Toulon' (TGA 7050/2683, 2686-90, 'Lonely Tree' (TGA 7050.2690), 'Mineral Objects' (TGA 7050/2674-76, 2685-86), 'Rotary Objects' (TGA 7050/2681-83, 2687-90), 'Russell Square' (TGA 7050/2674-79, 2690, 2705-07), 'Study for the Battle of Germany' (TGA 7050/2690-92, 2697-98, 2702-04), 'Telecommunication(s?)' (TGA 7050/2690), and 'Two Serpents' (TGA 7050/2690-91).

Related Material

Further correspondence between Margaret Nash and Oliver Brown (TGA 7050/2557-2673 & TGA 7050/2708-35).

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