of a score from Stefan Themerson. St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio or Brother
Francis' Lamb Chops. Text and music, written and composed between 1954 and
1960. An opera in two acts. It is a drama of a modern St.Francis (a poet) who,
in trying to stop the modern Wolf of Gubbio from killing the lambs, ends as
partner in a factory that cans lamb chops.
Cover of the Imperial
War Museum exhibition
Portrait of Bertrand Russell
by Franciszka Themerson from The Good Citizen's Alphabet, with an equation
he gave to Stefan Themerson
Invitation to La Hume
exhibition of Gaberbocchus Press, 1956
heading of the Gaberbocchus Common Room, a meeting place for artists and scientists,
The archive comprises the residue of the Themersons' working lives, almost nothing
was thrown away. It includes: Gaberbocchus books, correspondence relating to
the press, manuscripts, original artwork and illustrations, printing plates,
accounts, book reviews, publicity ephemera, catalogues, photographs, material
on Gaberbocchus Common Room.
ST & FT: manuscripts, correspondence, collection of books, published works,
films, photographs, unrealized projects, memorabilia, documents.
Books by Stefan Themerson in eight languages, children's books which he wrote
and she illustrated during the 1930s, his photographs and audio tapes.
Paintings by Franciszka Themerson, drawings, theatre designs, published and
Wartime correspondence and documents.
The archive is looked after by Jasia Reichardt and Nick Wadley with occasional
help from others.