Out of Barren Rock

Out of Barren Rock




Out of Barren Rock

Signed and dated l.r.: R H Sauter/1947; signed and inscribed with title on the artist’s label on the reverse Oil on board Framed

76 by 62 cm., 30 by 24.5 in. (frame size 89 by 74.5 cm., 35 by 29 in.)

Provenance: Pat Graham-Gardiner, the artist’s childhood friend, until 1984; Private collection.

Exhibited: London, Royal Society of British Artists, 1947

Sauter was a painter, printmaker, illustrator and poet. The son of the artist Georg Sauter he was educated at Harrow School and studied art in London and Munich. During the First World War he and his father were interned and his letters and drawing from this period are held in the Imperial War Museum. With strong literary interests, being a member of the writers’ club Pen; he illustrated a definitive edition of works by his uncle John Galsworthy. Sauter exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Pastel Society, in the provinces, at the Paris Salon and widely in the United States. He held one-man shows in London and New York. Many of his paintings were destroyed by a fire in the 1980s. Works by him are in the Imperial War Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull and in other public collections.


Height 76 cm / 30"
Width 62 cm / 24 "
Framed height 89 cm / 35 "
Framed width 74.5 cm / 29 12"