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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).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II