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The Strand, Laugharne

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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This painting depicts a view on the estuary of the river Taf at Laugharne, near the artist's birthplace of Ferryside in Dyfed. Lewis based this painting on a black and white photograph, from which he squared off and transferred the outline of the scene. He learned this technique from his teacher, W. R. Sickert, who frequently utilised photographs as the basis for compositions.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff




oil on canvas


H 38.3 x W 61.3 cm

Accession number

NMW A 2037

Acquisition method

gift from E. F. Lewis, 1961

Work type


Inscription description

Backing board: 2 National Museum of Wales labels and stencilled: NMW ART DEPT. 956 Label: ARTS COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN LANDSCAPE IN BRITAIN 1850-1950 1983 cat no. 208 EDWARD MORLAND LEWIS THE STRAND LAUGHARNE 1931 NATIOANL MUSEUM OF WALES Signed and dated: (bottom right) M. Lewis '31


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff (Caerdydd) CF10 3NP Wales

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