Roland Vivian Pitchforth Floods, Madoc Valley, North Wales 1954

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Floods, Madoc Valley, North Wales
Date 1954
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 432 x 591 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1955
Reference
T00037
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00037 FLOODS, MADOC VALLEY, NORTH WALES 1954

Inscr. ‘Pitchforth’ b.r.
Watercolour, 17 1/2×23 1/4 (44·5×59).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1955.
Exh: R.A., 1955 (734).
Repr: V. & A., Twentieth Century British Water-Colours, 1958, pl.48.

Painted in 1954 when the artist was staying at Port Madoc. The idea came on a bus journey between Penrhyndeudraeth and Port Madoc during drizzling rain; the watercolour was painted next day after a further visit to the spot (letter from the artist, 25 November 1955).

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

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