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Welsh Estuary Foreshore
© John Craxton

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Welsh Estuary Foreshore 1943

Not on display

Accompanied by the artist Graham Sutherland, John Craxton visited Pembrokeshire in 1943. On his return, he painted this picture on a sheet of burlap that a friend had wrapped around some books. Craxton said, "I pinned it to a wall and worked on it and it became a synthesis of ideas, objects and forms gathered during my visits to Pembrokeshire". The shape of the shoreline can be seen in the picture, while the eye-like form on the shore is a kind of cuttlefish, partly inspired by a painting of a weeping woman by Picasso.


  • Acc. No. GMA 1257
  • Medium Oil on burlap
  • Size 112.30 x 180.30 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1972