Gwastadnant signed with initials 'KW.' (lower right) oil on hessian 121.8 x 121.3 cm. (48 x 47 3/4 in.) Painted in 1971
PROVENANCE: Acquired by the family of the present owner circa 1970s
EXHIBITED: Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, Kyffin Williams, March-May 1987, cat.no.33; this exhibition later toured to Llandudno, Mostyn Art Gallery, May-July 1987 and Swansea, Glynn Vivian Museum and Art Gallery, August-September 1987 Llangefni, Oriel Ynys Mon, Kyffin Williams Landscapes, June-August 1995, cat.no.12
Gwastadnant, a hamlet located in Caernarfonshire, Wales, was depicted by Williams in at least three further paintings: Winter in Gwastadnant, Gwastadnant 1 (Bonhams, 17 November 2010, £25,200 ) and Snow at Gwastadnant (Bonhams, 6 July 2011, £33,600) . The present composition is the largest and arguably most successful of the four and was selected by Williams to be printed in a linocut edition entitled Cottages at Gwastadnant.