Correspondence between Margaret Nash and Peter Cochrane, Arthur Tooth & Sons regarding the sale/proposed sale, price, exhibition and movement of various Paul Nash paintings.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 70 TGA 7050/3667-3690
  • Dates of Creation
      1951 - 1953
  • Physical Description
      24 pieces

Scope and Content

The paintings include 'Two Serpents' (TGA 7050/3667, 3671, 3685-6, 3689), 'Swan Song' (TGA 7050/3668-9), 'Northern Adventure' (TGA 7050/3669-83), 'Farewell', 'The Archer Overthrown' (TGA 7050/3669), 'Cloud Cuckoos Nest' (TGA 7050/3669), 'Cumulus Head' (TGA 7050/3669-71, 3674, 3676 and 3680-2), 'Order of Five' (TGA 7050/3671-4, 3683), and 'Sunset at Worth Matravers', 'Ballard Phantom', 'Kimmeridgian Ghost', 'Cerne Giant' and 'Encounter/Environment of Two Objects' for Bournemouth Arts Club exhibition (TGA 7050/3669-70). Other topics referred to include the Arts Council exhibition 'Paul Nash's Camera' and 'Fertile Image' (a book of Paul Nash photographs) (TGA 7050/3667); Margaret's health and finances (TGA 7050/3676); unsold copies of 'Aerial Flowers' (article by Paul Nash) (TGA 7050/3684-6, 3689); and requests for photographs of Paul Nash's 'The Rose of Death (collage)', 'Sunflower and Sun' and 'Solstice of the Sunflower' (TGA 7050/3680-1, 3687-8). Includes one letter from W.G. Ryder, Secretary, Arthur Tooth & Sons regarding 'Aerial Flowers' (TGA 7050/3684). TGA 7050/3668 and 3681 feature annotations by Margaret Nash.