John Piper Bullslaughter Bay Pembrokeshire c. 1955 watercolour

Manning Fine Art Stand: C49

John Piper (1903-1992)

Bullslaughter Bay

Watercolour, gouache and pastel on paper

27.5 x 35.5cm


John Piper CH was an English painter, printmaker, and designer of stained-glass windows. His work often focused on the British landscape, especially churches and monuments, and included tapestry designs, book jackets, screen-prints, photography, fabrics and ceramics. Piper spent a considerable amount of time in Pembrokeshire, frequently returning to the landscape of Bullslaughter Bay; this painting was probably produced there in the mid-1950s. The artist captures an animated, capricious bay, characterised by a distinctive colour palette and stamped with irregular rock formations.


  • Modern British & 20th Century Art