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The first image is of an ink, watercolour and chalk piece on paper, created by John Piper circa 1948-1950.

The second image is a photograph of the landscape depicted in the painting. This was taken by Amgueddfa Cymru / National Museum Wales in 2014.

These are a distinctive group of rocks on Tryfan, which also provided the subject matter for Rock Formations. In the background, the flowing white chalk marks are not clouds, as one might expect,
but ledges of Cwm Tryfan. The white perhaps describes snow as it was common for Piper to record and make notes in his sketchbooks about the weather conditions at varying times of the day.

Reference number: DA006774_02

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