• Title: Stone Gates, Portland
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Description
Watercolour, gouache ink, and wax resist.
Signed Provenance; With Agnews
Exhibited: The Leicester Galleries, 1955, no.37
 
Piper was attracted to the bleakness of Portland, a promontory off Chesil beach. Large locks of weathering Portland stone lie over the landscape appearing both natural and man made. Piper was making a point about the past being linked to the present and time shaping the landscape. The blue colour is surprisingly realistic. Piper made several paintings of Portland in the 1950s in both mixed media and in oil.

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