Coalport, Salop by John Piper

Despite the title of this work, the view is actually taken from Coalport looking south over the river to Jackfield.


Gouache, pen & ink
32 x 42 cm
Art Fund grant:
£11,500 ( Total: £12,500)
Acquired in:
Fine Art Society

Behind Jackfield Church, the former Craven Dunnill tile works can be seen, in which Ironbridge Gorge Museum's Jackfield Tile Museum is now located. Piper visited the area with John Betjeman when preparing text and copy for 'A Shell Guide to Shropshire' in 1951. This work was purchased with an Art Fund grant and additional support from Robert Holden and the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


This work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register and LSAD database in 2007.

Venue details

Jackfield Tile Museum Jackfield, TELFORD Shropshire TF8 7LJ 01952 433424

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