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When he was living in the Lake District, Schwitters relied on the generosity of his small circle of friends, as well as a few pounds earned from painting portraits and landscapes. This painting depicts a cottage outside Grasmere where Schwitters is said to have slept rough for a short time. The hill in the background is known as ‘The Lion and The Lamb’. Although he is more famous for his abstract collage work, he also enjoyed figurative painting: 'No man can create from fantasy alone.
oil on canvas
H 48.3 x W 55.9 cm
on long-term loan from a private collection