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Charles Cundall:
Porthmadog Harbour, Gwynedd

Unmounted (ref: 1766)
Oil on paper, 12 x 29 in. (30 x 73.7 cm.)


 


Oil on two sheets of paper glued together
Provenance: the artist's wife Jaqueline Pieterson

Both before and after the Second World War Cundall traveled extensively in Europe, painting en plein air, and was especially drawn to Ireland.   Clearly painted in situ, the use of two sheets of paper shows how Cundalls  compositions evolved - almost unfolded - in front of him.

It has also been suggested that this is a view of Roundstone Harbour, Connermara.

We are grateful to Richard Walwyn, Michael Barker and Fergus Kinmonth for assistanc