TG2636 : ‘The Pightle’: An artist’s retreat

taken 9 years ago, near to Southrepps, Norfolk, Great Britain

‘The Pightle’: An artist’s retreat
‘The Pightle’: An artist’s retreat
In 1926 the Cornish artist Claughton Pellew (1890-1966) and his wife Emma-Marie Tennent designed and built this house which they called ‘the Pightle’. Standing on an isolated piece of land a mile away from the nearest habitation, it was so remote that it had no mains water and until 1955 no electricity. Pellew, who had trained at the Slade alongside such future luminaries of the art world as Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson and Stanley Spencer, was a talented artist of rural landscapes, specialising in wood engravings. But as a result of his experiences as a conscientious objector during the First World War, he withdrew to live for the most part in self-imposed obscurity in north-east Norfolk. From here, this kind, unassuming and gifted man produced some wonderful pictures that epitomise the 1920s when his images of rural peace helped eclipse the memories of bloody conflict. A representative selection of his work can be seen at the Castle museum in Norwich. An article about his life and work is at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 22 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 February, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 267 362 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.5583N 1:22.1215E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 267 362
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