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Lougher from Penclawdd

MORRIS, Sir Cedric (1889 - 1982)

[image: Lougher from Penclawdd]

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 60 x 73 cm

Acquired: 2008; assistance from the Derek Williams Trust

Accession Number: NMW A 29356

The semi-rural fringes of Swansea in the foreground of the painting contrast starkly with the chimneys and smoke of industrial Wales in the background.  It is a generalised depiction of the Llanelli shoreline from Penclacwydd.  Loughor, in the title, is in fact not visible in the painting.  Cedric Morris was born in Sketty, Swansea and would have known the surrounding landscape well. 

2 comments

DL, 6 April 2014, 15:17

Could the 'Lougher' (sic) of the title refer to the river Loughor, the estuary of which is clearly present here, rather than the town of the same name which, as others have pointed out, is outside the scope of this work?

Julie Roberts, 16 August 2011, 23:16

I saw this painting last week. We live in Llanelli and think that Lougher shown in the painting is Machynys.
Machynys was an industrial area. Lougher is further up the estuary. What a pity Cedris Morris is no longer around to confirm or deny.

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