Collection RC0672 - Paul Nash collection

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Paul Nash collection

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  • 1927-1932 (Creation)

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11 letters

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Paul Nash, artist, was born in London on 11 May 1889. He studied art at the Chelsea Polytechnic and then at the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1930 he began his illustrations for Sir Thomas Browne's Urne Buriall and The Garden of Cyrus (London: Cassell's, 1932). Nash was a water-colourist of great individuality although remaining within the fold of the English tradition. He died in Boscombe on 11 July 1946.

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The fonds contains 11 letters written by and to Paul Nash. Ten of the letters in the collection are written to R. H. Wilenski (1887-), an art critic. The other letter is to Desmond Flower (1907-) of Cassell's. Flower writes about Nash's work on Urne Buriall in his autobiography, Fellows in Foolscap (1991).

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There are two accruals. The first accrual was purchased from Winifred Myers Autographs Ltd. in August 1981. The second accrual was purchased from Henry Sotheran Ltd. in 1984.


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No further accruals are expected

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