The Devil's Bridge Waterfall, Aberystwyth, Wales by John Piper

This romantic scene – officially titled The Devil’s Bridge Waterfall – has recently been identified by the Brecknock Museum as a study of Bwa Maen, a sublime limestone formation in the Vale of Neath, Powys, South Wales.


pen and ink , watercolor heightened with pastel
21.6 × 36.2cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
Guy Peppiatt Fine Art

John Piper visited the area in 1942 with Geoffrey Grigson, and took a keen interest in the history of artists who had travelled there in the 18th and 19th centuries. Piper’s picture now makes a handsome addition to Brecknock Museum’s art collection, which focuses on works created in or inspired by the dramatic scenery of the Brecon Beacons from the 18th century to the present day.


Mrs E E Bruhl; Private collection, 1995; Guy Peppiatt, 2011

Venue details

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery Captains Walk, BRECON Powys LD3 7DS 01874 624121

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1)

Closed for refurbishment. Check Brecknock Museum website for details