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Arthur E. Pitt (1900-1987) - Bristol Savages 1979 India Ink, Sturminster Newton



An autumnal landscape depicting a church at Sturminster Newton in Dorset, England. Exhibited at the Bristol Savages 6th Annual Exhibition (old exhibition label verso). Also with a label from The Gallery, Dorchester. Excellently presented in a washline mount and modern gold frame. Signed. On wove.


Overall the appearance is good. A small areas of surface abrasion and wear to the right hand tree. Frame is in good condition.


20.5 x 30.5cm (8.1" x 12")
Framed Size: 40 x 47.5cm (15.7" x 18.7")

Artist Biography

The Bristol Savages group was founded in 1894 by Ernest Ehlers who invited his fellow Bristol-based artists to spend a friendly evening in his studio to work and talk. At first, meetings were held in their private studios, then as their numbers grew, in rented premises. By 1904 this led to the official founding of the Bristol Savages and the holding ever since, of similar weekly meetings between October and May each year. In 1905 the first exhibition of paintings was held at the premises of George Nichols & Co., an auctioneer in Broad Street, Bristol. During the next 14 years exhibitions were held annually in Bristol and their first permanent home was Brandon Cottage which was made available to them through the good offices of fellow member James Fuller Eberle. When the Red Lodge, Park Row came on the market in 1919, it was purchased to create headquarters for the Tribe as the collective membership is known. Annual exhibitions have continued since that date, apart from a break during World War II. Past members include etcher Stanley Anderson, painter William Titcomb and sculptor Frank Dobson.


Sturminster Newton, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, DT10

More Information
Code kh500
Artist Arthur E. Pitt (1900-1987)
Date 1979
Dimensions 20.5 x 30.5cm
Medium Pen and Ink
Style Expressionism
Subject Landscape
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