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Neath Abbey, Glamorganshire

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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To the left of the watercolour, smoke is bellowing out from what is perhaps the Copper Works. The foreground is divided into two winding paths – one of land and the other of water, both leading to a small bridge in the distance in the middle of the painting. There are two small figures in the distance next to the bridge. A bird flys close to the surface of the water and the reflections of Neath Abbey can be seen as well. To the right-hand side, Neath Abbey is depicted, with some cows grazing in front of it at the water’s edge. The pastel tones used in this watercolour suggest that we are viewing a sunset.

Manchester Art Gallery



watercolour & bodycolour with scraping out over traces of pencil on paper


H 65 x W 120 cm (E)

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Dr David Lloyd Roberts, 1920

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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