Carreg Cennen Castle by David Cox

Carreg Cennen Castle can be seen in the distance, through birch trees, with a winding lane, a man on horseback (talking to a woman) and a shepherd and his sheep in the foreground.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
96 x 79 cm
Art Fund grant:
£200 ( Total: £450)
Acquired in:
1943
Vendor:
Agnew's

The artist painted more than one picture with Carreg Cennen Castle in the background, one of them featuring a dramatic storm scene. This work, however, presents a peaceful summer view, in bright, fresh colours, placing it among the artist's best works. The Castle itself, about 20 miles from Swansea, is one of the most interesting in Wales, ensuring that the painting and subject will be of considerable interest to the local public.

Venue details

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ 01792 516 900 www.glynnviviangallery.org

Entry details

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