Ian Strang
Craig-y-Bere 1939

Artwork details

Ian Strang 1886–1952
Date 1939
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 378 x 533 mm
Acquisition Presented by Mrs R.M. Bateman, the artist's mother-in-law 1941
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05286 CRAIG-Y-BERE 1939

Inscr. ‘Ian Strang 1939’ b.l.
Pencil, 14 7/8×21 (38×53).
Presented by the artist's mother-in-law Mrs R. M. Bateman 1941.

The artist's wife has recorded (letter of 5 December 1957) that the scene in Caernarvonshire, below the Drws-y-Coed pass at the head of the Nantlle valley. The drawing was made from the terrace of a deserted cottage named Clogwyn Brwnt (i.e. ‘harsh or cruel precipice’), which faces the crag. On the left lie the scattered cottages which formed part of a mining hamlet in the valley below. Craig-y-Bere means a precipitous crag, which in this case is composed of jagged points of rock thrust up from the scree face.

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

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