Material relating to Kurt Schwitters compiled by his English companion, Mrs Edith ‘Wantee’ Thomas mostly after the artist’s death in 1948

1948–91

collection owner: Kurt Schwitters, ‘Material relating to Kurt Schwitters compiled by his English companion, Mrs Edith ‘Wantee’ Thomas mostly after the artist’s death in 1948’ 1948–91

Available online are various items selected from the Kurt Schwitters collection featuring writings, correspondence and photographs, particularly relating to Schwitters' relationship with Edith Thomas, and the court case between Edith and Kurt Schwitters' son, Ernst, regarding the division of Schwitters' works following his death. Items from this collection also available online are: private view cards and exhibition catalogues relating to exhibitions featuring Schwitters' work; photographs of Schwitters, and his family and friends; and photographs of his works and locations he visited.

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

Collection Owner
Kurt Schwitters 1887–1948
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Edith Thomas's son, Geoff Thomas, in 1995.
Reference
TGA 9510

139 objects in this collection

Title
Material relating to Kurt Schwitters compiled by his English companion, Mrs Edith ‘Wantee’ Thomas mostly after the artist’s death in 1948
Date
1948–91
Description
Available online are various items selected from the Kurt Schwitters collection featuring writings, correspondence and photographs, particularly relating to Schwitters' relationship with Edith Thomas, and the court case between Edith and Kurt Schwitters' son, Ernst, regarding the division of Schwitters' works following his death. Items from this collection also available online are: private view cards and exhibition catalogues relating to exhibitions featuring Schwitters' work; photographs of Schwitters, and his family and friends; and photographs of his works and locations he visited.

Further details on this collection are available on the archive catalogue.
Reference
TGA 9510

Showing 120 of 139 objects

Edith “Wanty” Thomas, recipient: Quarto Typescript of Edith Thomas’s account of her relationship with Schwitters

date not known

Edith “Wanty” Thomas Edith Thomas’s account of a visit to Jankel Adler

date not known

Kurt Schwitters, Crawley and de Reya Solicitors (London, UK) Schwitters’ last will and testament with related legal document

15 November 1947–17 October 1958

Unknown person(s) Lease between Harry Pierce and Kurt Schwitters

date not known

Kurt Schwitters, recipient: Ernst Schwitters English translation of a letter from Kurt Schwitters to his son, Ernst

22 November 1948

Ernst Schwitters, recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from Ernst Schwitters to Edith Thomas (‘Wanty’)

9 December 1947

Ernst Schwitters, recipient: Kurt Schwitters Letter from Ernst Schwitters to his father, Kurt Schwitters

10 December 1947

Ernst Schwitters, recipients: Kurt Schwitters, Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from Ernst Schwitters to his father, Kurt Schwitters and Edith Thomas (Wanty)

19 December 1947

Collection owner: Kurt Schwitters Receipt and letters between Midland Bank, Geo. Gatey & Son and Edith Thomas

21–23 January 1948

George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK), recipient: Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA) Letter sent from Geo. Gatey & Son to the Museum of Modern Art

27 January 1948

Kate Steinitz, recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter to Edith Thomas (‘Wantee’) from Kate [Steinitz]

29 January 1948

Edith “Wanty” Thomas, recipient: Ernst Schwitters Letter to Ernst Schwitters from Edith Thomas

1 February 1948

Ernst Schwitters, recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter to Edith Thomas (‘Wanty’) from Ernst Schwitters

7 February 1948

Margaret Miller, Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA), recipient: George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK) Letter to Geo. Gatey & Son solicitors from Margaret Miller at the Museum of Modern Art

25 February 1948

Ione Ulrich, Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA), recipient: George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK) Letter to George Gatey at Geo. Gatey & Son solicitors from Ione Ulrich at the Museum of Modern Art

25 February 1948

George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK), recipient: Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA) Letter from Geo. Gatey & Son solicitors to Margaret Miller

3 March 1948