• Black Rock Sands Beach, Morfa Bychan, North Wales -

    Signed lower left: T. Collier

    Watercolour over pencil

    17.2 by 24.8 cm., 6 3/4 by 9 3/4 inches


    This is an early work by Collier probably drawn when he was living in Bettws-y-Coed between 1864 and 1869. He is best known follower of David Cox and specialised in moorland scenes. Morfa Bychan is a small village with a long two mile beach known as Black Rock Sands. It is just west of Porthmadog on the south coast of the Lleyn peninsula.

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