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

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George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK), recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from Geo. Gatey & Son to Edith Thomas responding to her letter dated 11 Jan 1961

20 January 1961

Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium) Leaflet for a collage exhibition entitled, ‘E.L.T. MESENS’

[25 April–13 May 1959]

Philip Granville, Lord’s Gallery, recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from Philip Granville at Lord’s Gallery to Edith Thomas about their first meeting and Kurt Schwitters

29 August 1958

Dr Walter Dux, recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from Dr Dux to Edith Thomas

[3 November 1958]

Rose Fried, Pinacotheca Gallery (New York, USA), recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from Rose Fried from The Pinacotheca gallery to Edith Thomas

6 November 1950

Rose Fried, Pinacotheca Gallery (New York, USA), recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from Rose Fried from The Pinacotheca gallery to Edith Thomas

23 November 1950

George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK), recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from [Geo. Gatey & Son] to Edith Thomas in response to her letter dated 29 Mar 1949

30 March 1949

George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK), recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from [Geo. Gatey & Son] to Edith Thomas in response to her letter dated 2 May 1949

4 May 1949

George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK), recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas Letter from [Geo. Gatey & Son] to Edith Thomas in response to her letter dated 4 Jan 1949

7 January 1949

George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK), recipient: Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA) Letter from [Geo. Gatey & Son] to The Museum of Modern Art in response to their letter dated 22 Jan 1949

7 January 1949

Harold Handley, George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK), recipient: Mrs Horner Letter from Harold Handley at Geo. Gatey & Son to Mrs Horner about an unfinished portrait by Schwitters which was in her possession

27 January 1948

Christopherson and Burrows Undertakers, recipient: Unknown person(s) Receipt for payment for Kurt Schwitters’ funeral costs from Chistopherson & Burrows undertakers

January 1948