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Towards Lavernock Winter/Spring 93/94

© the artist. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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The artist has used sand, mud, oil and rubbish washed up on the beach at Penarth as well as more familiar drawing and painting materials. Embedded in the panels are eight versions of another artist's response to the same landscape: Sisley's ‘The Cliff at Penarth’ of 1897 (on display in Gallery 13, National Museum Cardiff). The inherent physical instability of Setch's painting intensifies his themes of passing time, the fragility of the coastal environment and its constant transformation.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff




oil, wax & felt pen on polystyrene board


H 243 x W 487 cm

Accession number

NMW A 5625

Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1997

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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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