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.

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

Provenance

Harry Bickerstaff; by descent


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