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Lougher from Penclawdd

MORRIS, Sir Cedric (1889 - 1982)

Lougher from Penclawdd

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 60 x 73 cm

Acquired: 2008; assistance from the Derek Williams Trust

Accession Number: NMW A 29356

The semi-rural fringes of Swansea in the foreground of the painting contrast starkly with the chimneys and smoke of industrial Wales in the background.  It is a generalised depiction of the Llanelli shoreline from Penclacwydd.  Loughor, in the title, is in fact not visible in the painting.  Cedric Morris was born in Sketty, Swansea and would have known the surrounding landscape well. 

Comments(3)

Chris Gilbert (nee Nurse)
15 July 2017, 18:35
Having grown up in Penclawdd, I would like to point out that the spelling in the title of the painting is correct whereas, Penclacwydd refers to the area across the estuary, near Loughor, where there is currently a Wildlife and Wetlands Centre. I spent many hours as a child and teenager playing on, and walking, the 'Graig' above the village, which is clearly the location from which Morris looks over towards the estuary in this painting. I regularly looked out of my bedroom window and saw the smoking chimneys he has painted as well as the towers of Burry Port Power Station. A poignant reminder of a happy childhood!
DL
6 April 2014, 15:17
Could the 'Lougher' (sic) of the title refer to the river Loughor, the estuary of which is clearly present here, rather than the town of the same name which, as others have pointed out, is outside the scope of this work?
Julie Roberts
16 August 2011, 23:16
I saw this painting last week. We live in Llanelli and think that Lougher shown in the painting is Machynys.
Machynys was an industrial area. Lougher is further up the estuary. What a pity Cedris Morris is no longer around to confirm or deny.

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