L.S. Lowry

Hillside in Wales

1962

Artist
L.S. Lowry 1887–1976
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 762 x 1016 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1963
Reference
T00591

Not on display

Display caption

In the 1960s Lowry made a number of visits to South Wales with his friend, and ardent collector of his work, Monty Bloom. Discovery of the mining villages renewed his interest in the industrial panorama as a subject for his paintings. But unlike the industrial North of England, the Welsh mining villages prompted pictures that combine a sense of urban life within a rural environment. Here, the village is depicted as if nestling in the side of the hill like an ancient Celtic site or monument. This picture was painted from notes and sketches made on the spot near Abertillery.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

T00591 HILLSIDE IN WALES 1962
 
Inscr. “L S Lowry 1962” b.l.
Canvas, 30×40 (76×101·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1963.
Exh: R.A., 1963 (87).

Painted from notes and sketches made on the spot near Abertillery (letter from the artist, 15 June 1963).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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