Ben Nicholson papers

1903–82

collection owner: Ben Nicholson OM, ‘Ben Nicholson papers’ 1903–82

Available to view online are a selection of items from the personal papers of Ben Nicholson including writings, correspondence and photographs. The manuscripts that have been selected have been written by Nicholson over a large time frame, spanning from the mid 1930s to the early 1980s and cover Nicholson's thoughts on his own art and other artists. The digitised correspondence is between Nicholson and his father, William Nicholson. Furthermore there is a selection of photographs of Ben Nicholson with his friends and family together they provide an insight into his relationship with his father and with his family.

Also available online is correspondence from Henry Moore to Ben Nicholson.

Further details on this collection are available on the archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Ben Nicholson OM 1894–1982
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased by the Tate Archive from Ben Nicholson's executors in 1987.
Reference
TGA 8717

237 objects in this collection

Title
Ben Nicholson papers
Date
1903–82
Description
Available to view online are a selection of items from the personal papers of Ben Nicholson including writings, correspondence and photographs. The manuscripts that have been selected have been written by Nicholson over a large time frame, spanning from the mid 1930s to the early 1980s and cover Nicholson's thoughts on his own art and other artists. The digitised correspondence is between Nicholson and his father, William Nicholson. Furthermore there is a selection of photographs of Ben Nicholson with his friends and family together they provide an insight into his relationship with his father and with his family.

Also available online is correspondence from Henry Moore to Ben Nicholson.

Further details on this collection are available on the archive catalogue.
Reference
TGA 8717

Showing 120 of 237 objects

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, thanking him for his birthday wishes

[c.1905–7]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, featuring a sketch of a billiards game

22 November 1905

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, featuring a note from his mother Mabel underneath

13 December 1906

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, featuring sketches of a windmill and a vase of flowers

[c.September 1912]

Sir William Nicholson, Mabel Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, with a note from his mother Mabel at the bottom

[October 1912]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William in Paris, with envelope

13 March 1914

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William featuring a sketch of a toothpick, with envelope

15 April [1914]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, wishing him a happy twentieth birthday

[c.12 April 1914]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter from William Nicholson to his son Ben, giving his opinion on Ben’s artworks

7 October [1914]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William, near Gibraltar en route to India

10 December 1914

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter to Ben Nicholson from his father William sent from the Red Sea en route to India

22 December [1914]

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter from William Nicholson to Ben Nicholson in New York

4 November 1917

Sir William Nicholson, recipient: Ben Nicholson OM Letter from William Nicholson to Ben Nicholson in USA

[5 December 1917]