Roland Vivian Pitchforth

Floods, Madoc Valley, North Wales

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

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