Wood on Wood by Kurt Schwitters

This assemblage was created whilst the artist was living at Ambleside.


Mixed media Dimensions: 27.3 x 24.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,500 ( Total: £40,500)
Acquired in:
Annely Juda Fine Art

It is an organic piece inspired by the materials and landscapes surrounding him. A simple twig, nailed to a piece of wood, on a wooden background painted in muted tones is representative of the scenery in which Schwitters was living.


Edith Thomas (Wartee), the artist's partner, bequeathed 1948; Annely Juda Fine Art, 1971; Heiner Bastian Fine Arts, Berlin; private collection; Annely Juda Fine Art.

Venue details

Armitt Museum and Library Rydal Road, Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9BL 01539 431212 www.armitt.com

Entry details

Free entry with National Art Pass (standard entry charge is £3.50)

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm

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