Correspondence and small art works from Paul Nash and general correspondence to Eileen Agar

1935–87

collection owner: Eileen Agar, ‘Correspondence and small art works from Paul Nash and general correspondence to Eileen Agar’ 1935–87

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
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented to Tate Archive by Eileen Agar, August 1987.
Reference
TGA 8712

64 objects in this collection

Title
Letters and postcards from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar
Date
1935–44
Description
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.
Reference
TGA 8712/1

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Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[15 October 1936]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[19 November 1936]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[6 April 1937]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter card from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[6 May 1937]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[12 May 1937]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[9 June 1937]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[14 June 1937]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[17 June 1937]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[15 July 1937]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[19 July 1937]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[July 1937]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[12 April 1940]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[15 April 1940]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[24 April 1940]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[6 May 1941]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Torn up and reconstructed letter from Paul Nash to Eileen Agar

[c.May 1941]