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The Port of Newton, Glamorgan

DEVIS, Anthony (1729 - 1816)

[image: The Port of Newton, Glamorgan]

Date: 1768

Media: oil on board

Size: 34.9 x 58.4 cm

Acquired: 1936; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 425

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Two men are using a wooden box trap to catch rabbits in the sand dunes near the once flourishing port of Newton, Glamorganshire. Born at Preston, the step-brother of the portraitist Arthur Devis, the artist worked as a topographical painter, primarily in watercolour.

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IAN HUTCHINSON on 2 December 2014, 13:11

The house on the opposite bank of the creek is possibly the earliest depiction of Weare House; leased to William Leyson in 1684, a sea-going farmer of Newton who, with associates owned the 30 ton ship,the "Five Brothers". In 1798 it was opened as a bathing house annexe by Thomas Marment of Pyle Inn. About 1880 it was opened as the "Ty Coch", an inn kept by William Richards.

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