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'Gordale Scar, Yorkshire' (1943) by British artist John Piper (1903-1992). Oil on canvas, 762 x 610 mm. collection: the Tate. via art and artists


John Piper, ‘Seaton Delaval’ 1941. Piper described the castle’s colouring as ‘ochre and flame licked red, pock-marked and stained... incredibly up-to-date: very much of our times’. I love Piper and his architectural paintings from the war period seem like both a lament for a lost time and an anticipation of the ruin of these great buildings...