Y Twmpa-Capel by David Jones

Jones met Eric Gill in 1921 and often went to stay with Gill at Capel-y-ffin, Brecknockshire from 1924 to 1928.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour over pencil
Dimensions:
35 x 51 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,875 ( Total: £13,000)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Wolseley Fine Arts Limited

The distinctively shaped hill Y Twmpa dominates the view across the valley from Gill's home and it was a favourite subject of Jones during this period. In this version, the colours are heightened and unrealistic but the work reflects the artist’s response to the powerful rhythms which he discerned in the local landscape.

Provenance

The David Jones estate.

Venue details

Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery Captains Walk, BRECON Powys LD3 7DS 01874 624121 www.powys.gov.uk/breconmuseum

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1)

Closed for refurbishment 

Check Brecknock Museum website for details

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