21 November 2001
John Piper, C.H. (1903-1992)
Portland lighthouse, Dorset
signed 'John Piper' (lower right)
watercolour, bodycolour, coloured chalk, pen, brush and black ink
13½ x 20½ in. (34.3 x 52.1 cm.)
Executed in 1963
with Howard Roberts Gallery, Cardiff.
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With its air of romantic desolation and striking architectural features, Piper found Portland on the South Dorset coast a compelling subject and painted it on numerous occasions.
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