Rare Welsh folk art straw picture Sold
Welsh folk art straw picture / Llun o waith gwellt
Wonderful straw-work picture depicting St Catherine’s Church and the National School, Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, North Wales. Entitled Colwyn Church and School Room.
Similar straw work pictures are known, and they may have been made by patients at the Glan-y-don hospital in Colwyn Bay, as a form of occupational therapy.
North Wales circa 1860
A staw-work picture is illustrated in The Visual Culture of Wales: Industrial Society by Peter Lord, University of Wales press 1998 and in English Naive Painting 1750-1900, by James Ayres, Thames and Hudson, London and N.Y. 1981, and straw pictures are held in the collection of the Welsh National History Museum, St Fagans, Cardiff.
24¼” w x 18¼” h including frame.
62cm w x 46.4cm h