Available online are Paul Nash's letters to Eileen Agar covering the period of their affair from shortly after they met in 1935 until 1944, two years before Nash's death. These letters shed light on their relationship and artistic influence on each other, at a time when Agar was becoming increasingly involved in the Surrealist movement. Several small works of art by Nash, which were sent to Agar over the course of their relationship, have also been digitised. Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the archive catalogue.
- Collection Owner
- Eileen Agar 1899–1991
- Tate Archive
- Presented to Tate Archive by Eileen Agar, August 1987.
- TGA 8712
64 objects in this collection
- Letters and postcards from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar
- Letters and postcards from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar covering the period of their affair. The letters include small sketches by Paul Nash.
Many of these letters include the original envelopes which were annotated by Eileen Agar prior to deposit in the Tate Gallery Archive. The annotations include the estimated date of undated letters and a summary of their contents. Agar also numbered many of these letters and had an additional alphabetical sequence for undated letters.
- TGA 8712/1