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Title: Ruined Cottage, Tomen y Mur, North Wales

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: Piper, John
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1943

Accession Number: 1950.67

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • oil paint/


  • oil on canvas

A landscape scene depicting the ruin of an old stone cottage in Tomen y Mur, North Wales. The ruin, reduced to a pile of stones, lies against a desolate landscape. This painting is Neo-Romantic in its expressive response to the dilapidation of the stone structure, as well as in its interest in the ruin as direct subject-matter. Many critics have compared John Piper's work with that of the eighteenth and nineteenth century Romantics in its interest in representing the expressive potential of the land.


Type: unframed
Height: 51.3 cm
Width: 61.6 cm

Type: framed
Height: 74.5
Width: 84.5
Depth: 9.3