Wood on Wood by Kurt Schwitters

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


Mixed media
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 with National Art Pass (standard entry £3.50)

Winter Opening Hours (November-March)
Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm (last admission 4pm).