Paul NASH (1889-1946)
‘A Private World’
An exhibition of 25 photographs.
Having been selected by John Piper from Paul Nash’s original negatives these photographs, taken on Nash’s No.1A pocket Kodak series 2 camera between 1931 and 1946, were printed by David Lambert on Kodak Veribrom semi-matt paper for Fischer Fine Art and published in an edition of 45 as ‘A Private World, Photographs by Paul Nash’ in 1978. Each is pencil inscribed with the edition number ,‘19/45’, on the reverse and blind stamped with the mark of the Paul Nash Trustees and the Tate Gallery Archives Department, where the negatives are now lodged.
References:The bracketed numbers refer to the Tate Gallery negatives, the letters to geographical location. The asterisk shows that the image size as printed has been cropped to Nash’s mark-ups.
‘PW’: ‘A Private World, Photographs by Paul Nash’.
i. ‘Monster Field: A discovery recorded by Paul Nash’, Paul Nash. Counterpoint Publications. 1946.
ii. ‘Fertile Image’. Nash photographs edited by Margaret Nash. Faber & Faber. 1951.
iii. ‘Paul Nash’s Camera’, London Arts Council Touring Exhibition. 1951
iv. ‘Paul Nash’s Photographs: Document and Image’, Andrew Causey. Tate Gallery Publications. 1973.
v. ‘The Life of the Inanimate object’, Country Life1st May 1937.
vi. ‘Nature Imitates Art’, Raymond Mortimr, Architectural Review, January 1935.
1. The White Horse, Uffington, Berkshire.(137/N*)
PWI. 142x302 mms.
2. The White Horse, Uffington, Berkshire.(134/N*) PWII.
175x302 mms. c.1937.
Lit: iv. pl.70.
3. ‘Monster Field’, Carswall’s Farm, Newent, Gloucestershire. (1108/L*)
PW III. 170x303 mms. 1938.
Lit: iii, no.22. iv, pl.88. i. and ii. no. 32.
Related to an oil painting and two watercolours exhibited 1939.
4. Object Trouve. (784/T*). PW IV. 202x302 mms.
Lit: iv, pl 37. v.
5. Stone Post. (661/T*). PW V. 303x160 mms.
Lit: ii, no.20.
6. Ploughed Field and Haystacks.(1226/T*).
PW VI. 174x303 mms. 1937.
Related to the watercolour 'Earth Sky' 1037.
7. ‘Laocoon’, Carswall’s Farm, Newent, Gloucestershire.(1118/L*). PW VII.
193x303 mms. 1941.
Lit: iii, no.25. ii, no.35.
8. Cork Drying; France (1933) or Spain(1934). (714/H).
PW VIII. 171x302 mms.
9. The Box Garden, Beckley Park, Oxfordshire. (639/N*).
PW IX. 1940/41.
Related to the watercolour 'The Box Garden', 1943.
10. Avebury Sentinel. (114/M*).
PW X. 303x173 mms. 1933.
Lit: iii, no. 15. v and ii no. 22.
11. Washing drying on the beach, Nice. (383/H). PW XI. 175x302 mms. 1933/34.
Lit: iv, pl. 15.
12. Boat on the Shore, South of France. (432/H*)
PWXII. 201 x 302 mms. 1933/34.
Lit: iv, pl.16.
13. 'Empty Market Stalls, Ceuta, Morocco’. (716/H).
PW XIII. 176x302 mms. 1934.
14. The Bull Ring, Ronda, Spain. (257/H).
PW XIV. 182x302 mms. 1934.
Lit: ii, pl. 44.
15. Bench Seats, Swanage. (408/A*).
PW XV. 173x302 mms. 1935/36.
16. Boat, Atlantic. (448/J*).
PW XVI. 193x302 mms. 1931.
17. Chain and Net, John Nash’s home, Meadle, Berkshire. (515/R*). PW XVII. 302x183 mms.
Margaret Nash noted on the original negative 'Surrealist a very important experiment'.
18. ‘Totems’, old shipyard, Rye harbour. (1087/E*).
PW XVIII. 303x203 mms. 1932.
Lit: iii, no. 42.
19. Rock recessed in grass (Portland?). (1010/T*).
PW XIX. 215x301 mms.
20.Step Edge; below Nash’s garden at New House, Rye, Sussex.(1054/E).
PW XX. 177x302 mms. 1931/33.
21. Blue Pool, near Wareham, Dorset. (936/B*).
PW XXI. 212x302 mms. 1937.
22. Seashore and Steps, Swanage, Dorset. (1052/A).
PW XXII. 175x303 mms. 1935/36.
23. Maiden Castle, Dorset. (103/D*). PW XXIII. 110x302 mms. 1935/36.
Related to: 'Hill Architecture' (1935 or 37). 'Maiden Castle' (1937). 'Maiden Castle' (1943).
24. Atlantic Voyage. (440/J*). PW XXIV. 303x182 mms. 1931.
Lit: vi and ii, no. 63.
One of the earliest images Nash took on the No.1A pocket kodak series 2 bought for him by Margaret Nash on the 1931 America trip.
25. Dead Tree, Romney Marsh. (1092/E*).
PW XXV. 302x182 mms.1930-34.