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
- Tate Archive
- Presented by Edith Thomas's son, Geoff Thomas, in 1995.
- TGA 9510
139 objects in this collection
Material relating to Kurt Schwitters compiled by his English companion, Mrs Edith 'Wantee' Thomas mostly after the artist's death in 1948
Writings about Schwitters by Edith Thomas
Correspondence and documents relating to the Ernst Schwitters v Edith Thomas court case, 1963
Printed ephemera relating to Kurt Schwitters
Photographs relating to Kurt Schwitters
- Correspondence and documents relating to the Ernst Schwitters v Edith Thomas court case, 1963
- The case concerned the division of works by Kurt Schwitters to Edith Thomas and Ernst Schwitters after the artist's death and includes files of correspondence and documents between Thomas and her lawyers; material used as evidence; and letters of support and press cuttings following the court case.
- TGA 9510/3