Nineteen letters from Richard (Smart) Director, Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, to Paul Nash, and statements of account from Tooth's to Nash January-December 1942.

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  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7050/1354-1386
  • Dates of Creation
      January - December 1941
  • Physical Description
      40 pieces

Scope and Content

The letters refer mainly to the sale and display of Paul Nash works at Tooth's, The Redfern Gallery and the Leicester Galleries. Other topics include requests for more paintings, photographing paintings, travelling and other exhibitions including at the National Gallery (TGA 7050/1356 and 1358), and The Ashmolean, Oxford (TGA 7050/1358), the bombing of Tooth's Bond Street premises and the loss of 'Parallel P' 'Chieter(?) Landscape', 'Study, Bath', and 'Wreckage Abstraction I' (TGA 7050/1361 and 1363). Also includes letter to and from A.B. Gomme, Ministry of Labour, re deferring Richard Smart's call up (TGA 7050/1365-66); three letters from E.J. Ledger, Secretary, Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd (after Smart's call up?) regarding moving premises and transferring Nash's works to the Redfern Gallery (TGA 7050/1384-86); and lists of Nash works received by Tooth's (TGA 7050/1369, 1372 and 1379). TGA 7050/1386 and 1389-90 include pencil annotations by Paul and (Margaret?) Nash. Other paintings mentioned include 'Totes Meer'(TGA 7050/1358), 'The Fighter' (TGA 7050/1367-9), 'Maiden Castle' (TGA 7050/1371), 'Malvern Hills', 'The Orchard', 'Gardens of the Madamites' (TGA 7050/1373 and 1381), 'Wood Against the Tide' (TGA 7050/1374), 'Orchard at Madams' and Summer Views of Bredon' (TGA 7050/1375 and 1383), 'Orchard Burn' (TGA 7050/1377), 'Morning Landscape' (TGA 7050/1381), 'Dymchurch Steps' (TGA 7050/138-5), 'Landscape in Afternoon' and 'Sea Wall at Madams' (TGA 7050/1383-5), 'Bright Cloud' and 'Monster Pond' (TGA 7050/1383), 'Silbury Hill' and 'Study Window View' (TGA 7050/1836).