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From 1940 Ceri Richards was Head of Painting at the Cardiff School of Art and served in the Home Guard as a watchman during the bombing of Cardiff. He produced a number of paintings of the Welsh landscape at this time which can be seen to express a sense of the disruption and chaos caused by the war. This powerful painting of a menacing train hurtling through the landscape lies between abstraction, Surrealism and naturalism.
oil on canvas
H 50.6 x W 61 cm
bequeathed by Walter Hussey to Chichester District Council, 1985