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
Small works and messages by Paul Nash
Date
[c.1935–46]
Description
This series includes collages, prints and drawings by Paul Nash. Many of them were created for Eileen Agar and include a dedication or message to her. Not all of the material in this series has been digitised. For a complete list, please search the archive catalogue.
Reference
TGA 8712/2

Showing 9 objects

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Woodcut of ‘Coronilla No. 2’, initialled PN

[1935–46]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar ‘A collage for Eileen’

[1935–46]

Paul Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar Sketch for ‘Empty Room’

c.14 February 1938

Paul Nash, Margaret Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar ‘Month of March’ Christmas card

[1935–46]

Paul Nash, Margaret Nash, recipient: Eileen Agar ‘Nocturnal Landscape’ Christmas card

[1938–46]