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In memoriam Douglas Fox Pitt, painter of London-on-Sea

Interesting – like the interiors and general energetic approach.

The Eclectic Light Company

Earlier this year I wrote a series of articles looking at members of the Camden Town Group and their outer circle, including Douglas Fox Pitt (1864–1922). A century ago today, on 19 September 1922, Fox Pitt died. This article, based on my earlier account, commemorates the centenary of his death.

Douglas Fox Pitt was the son of Augustus Lane Fox, better known under his later name of Lieutenant-General Fox Pitt Rivers, whose anthropological and archaeological collection formed the basis of the Pitt Rivers Museum in the University of Oxford. He had changed his name when he inherited a country estate substantial enough to support him and his family in the style that they desired.

Young Douglas Fox Pitt didn’t need to work, and found it hard to choose an occupation. He initially started to train as an architect, then went to Canada and South America to farm for a while…

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