JOHN PIPER, C.H., (1903-1992)
Llaethdy, St David’s
inscribed and dated Llaethdy, St David’s 28.V.69 (lower left)
ink, watercolour, pastel and gouache
19.5 x 27 cm (7 3/4 x 10 3/4 in)
From the summer of 1961, John Piper began regularly visiting and depicting the area around Pembrokeshire facilitated by buying two cottages and fourteen acres of land on the southern slopes of Garn Fawr north of St David’s. This scene is of the countryside north west of St David’s near Whitesands Bay. Piper looks north towards the tiny settlement of Llaethdy on the lower slopes of Carn Llidi. Loose sketch marks are scattered on the paper surface depicting patches of vegetation in the surrounding landscape and a curving lane in the lower foreground serves to frame the typical stone wall found in coastal Pembrokeshire lining the roads and fields.
We are grateful to Hugh-Fowler Wright for the assistance in the preparation of this catalogue entry.
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