Correspondence between George Wingfield Digby, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Margaret Nash, largely concerning preparation for Digby's book on symbolism containing a chapter on Paul Nash.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7050/3727-3776
  • Dates of Creation
      1952 - 1955
  • Physical Description
      56 pieces

Scope and Content

Includes particular reference to Paul Nash's comments on his paintings for Tooth's (TGA 7050/3727-8); Paul Nash's reading of poetry and psychology (TGA 7050/3735-7); dating the paintings 'Dymchurch Steps' (TGA 7050/3738-9) and 'The Lake/Chestnut Waters' (TGA 7050/3739); reproductions of Paul Nash works and details of their owners (TGA 7050/3740-5 and 3760-3 including two lists of the reproductions TGA 7050/3740, 3760); changing publishers from Routledge to Faber & Faber (TGA 7050/3751-2); and the publication of Digby's 'Meaning and Symbol in three Modern Artists' (TGA 7050/3776). Other topics discussed include the inspiration for and background to Paul Nash's 'Aerial Flowers' and Sunflower paintings (TGA 7050/3736); Digby's request for a print of 'Landscape of the Megaliths' (TGA 7050/3738-40, 3761); Margaret's donation of Paul Nash's photographs and industrial, theatrical and textile designs to the Victoria and Albert Museum (TGA 7050/3739-40, 3753, 3757-9, 3768-70 and 3773); Digby's introduction for the catalogue of a Paul Nash show at the Leicester Galleries (TGA 7050/3747-50, includes copy of the text TGA 7050/3749); the exhibition of 'Nest of Wild Swans' and 'Night Landscape' at the Arts Council exhibition (TGA 7050/3770) and the proposed sale of 'Mineral Objects' (TGA 7050/3766-8, 3771, 3774-5); the value of Paul Nash works at auction (TGA 7050/3773); and the sale and destination of 'Eclipse of the Sunflower' (TGA 7050/3740-1). TGA 7050/3748 and 3771 feature notations by Margaret Nash on reverse.