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An image of The nest of wild stones by Paul Nash, John Piper

Paul Nash

(England 11 May 1889 – 11 Jul 1946)

John Piper

(England 13 Dec 1903 – 28 Jun 1992)

Title
The nest of wild stones
Other titles:
Still life flints
Year
circa 1936, printed later
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions

21.3 x 30.0 cm image; 24.6 x 33.6 cm sheet

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1981
Accession number
195.1981
Location
Not on display
Further information

These stones were found and arranged by Paul Nash. The photograph was taken by John Piper and was used to illustrate an article by Nash "The nest of wild stones" published in Myfanwy Evans' book "The Painter's Object" 1937.

Bibliography (2)

Andrew Causey, Clare Colvin and Barry Pearce, Paul Nash - photographer and painter, Perth, 1977, 24 (illus.), 29. cat.no. 29

Paul Nash, The painter's object, 'The nest of wild stones', London, 1937, (illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

Paul Nash - photographer and painter, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia, 04 Feb 1977–27 Feb 1977

International Photographs from the Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Jan 1991–14 Apr 1991

Joy before the object, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Sep 2013–02 Feb 2014