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Watercolour - Flight of the Magnolia

Flight of the Magnolia

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1944 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Water-colour on tracing paper, squared for transfer

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Paul and Margaret Nash Trust in accordance with the wishes of Margaret Nash

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 171

Physical description


Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1944 (made)


Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Water-colour on tracing paper, squared for transfer


Height: 29.8 cm, Width: 41.9 cm

Object history note

This water-colour was on loan from Mrs. Nash to the Museum from 1960. It is a tracing of the original watercolour of 1944 now in a privated collection, U.S.A. (see Margot Eates, Paul Nash, 1948, Pl.119; Paul Nash, Outline 1949, repr. p.253) in preparation for the oil painting of 1945 in the collection of Sir Michael Culme-Seymour Bart.

Descriptive line

'Flight of the Magnolia'. Watercolour by Paul Nash, 1944.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.


Tracing paper; Watercolour






Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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