Untitled (Silver Howe, Grasmere) by Kurt Schwitters

In one of Schwitters’ earliest paintings from the Ambleside years he depicts Silver Howe, a house built by classical archaeologist William Gell in around 1798 before being redeveloped.


Oil on paper Dimensions: 49 × 68cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £10,000)
Acquired in:
Roger Bickerstaff

This painting was offered to the museum by the artist’s close friend, the late Harry Bickerstaff.


Harry Bickerstaff; by descent

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3.50)

Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Closed over Christmas holidays

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