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Rudolph Sauter (1895–1977):
Clay Pitts, near St. Austell in Cornwall, with purple sky 1948
Unmounted (ref: 8571)
Watercolour with pastel highlights on cartridge paper
20 x 25 in. (50.9 x 63.6 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Family
Great Treverbyn or The Cornish Alps in St Austell, Cornwall, England. They are manmade mounds up to 300ft high that have dominated the skyline since the 19th century. The miniature mountains are a relic of the area's industrial past, spoil heaps thrown up by hundreds of years of mining for china clay
We are grateful to Nancy Ramage for assistance.