The Welsh Sale

Sat 20 October 2018, 10:30 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

The Welsh Sale

Lot 407

SIR KYFFIN WILLIAMS RA oil on canvas - dark woodland scene with industrial chimneys beyond, entitled verso on Albany Gallery label `Near Northampton`, signed with initials, 37 x 75cms¦Auctioneer`s Note: In 1949 Sir Kyffin Williams was sent to St Matthews Hospital in Northampton for treatment for his epilepsy which he described as a very dark time in his life. He was asked in an interview by author Cathy Courtney for The British Library project `Artist`s Lives` whether at this time he contemplated suicide and his response was typically candid `..well I did in the past, very often. There was one time I used to find myself going downstairs to get my gun, and in the end I told the doctor that he must send me to somewhere to keep an eye on me, and they sent me to St. Matthew`s, Northampton`. This may well explain the very dark nature of this particular composition

Guide price
£10000 - £15000

Hammer price £12,000.00