This is a fairly faithful record of a famous Welsh valley. Local people can point out buildings and remember how the smoke followed the lines of the valleys. Lowry is best known for his paintings of industrial scenes featuring his famous 'matchstick' figures.
Lowry chose to paint in a simple style which suggested that he had no formal training. In fact he had studied at art colleges in Manchester and Salford.
Where to see this painting?
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands, England, CV1 5QP
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.