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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Harold Handley, George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK), recipient: Mrs G. W. Horner Letter from Harold Handley at Geo. Gatey & Son to Mrs Horner about her unfinished portrait by Kurt Schwitters

12 January 1948

Harold Handley, George Gatey & Son Solicitors (Windermere, UK) Note listing Kurt Schwitters’ assets

date not known

Ernst Schwitters, recipient: Kurt Schwitters Letter from Ernst Schwitters to Kurt Schwitters sending him birthday wishes

20 June 1947

London Gallery Ltd (London, UK), Robert Melville, recipient: Kurt Schwitters Letter from Robert Melville at The London Gallery to Kurt Schwitters in response to his letter dated 4 May 1947

6 May 1947

Ernst Schwitters, recipient: Edith “Wanty” Thomas One page of a letter from Ernst Schwitters to Edith Thomas

12 January 1949