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Sgwd Gwladys, Vale of Neath

WILLIAMS, Penry (1802 - 1885)

[image: Sgwd Gwladys, Vale of Neath]

Media: oil on panel

Size: 23.6 x 31.9 cm

Acquired: 1939; Gift; John Herbert James

Accession Number: NMW A 526

In 1819 the Gwladys or Lady Falls on the river Pyrddin moved William Weston Young to write a poem which opens:

'Sweet scene of features soft and mild,

Mix'd with objects grand and wild

Rocks of soft though darken'd hue,

Foliage rich and varied too;

After gently gliding by,

O'er smooth rocks of polish'd face,

Where each joint and line we trace'

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