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In The Vale of Neath

Alfred Vickers (1786-1868) was a self-taught landscape painter, and although his handling of form and detail were proof of his lack of academic training, his clear and bright use of tone and colour gave his work a cheerful appearance. His coastal and marine scenes, especially of the Isle of Wight were considered to be his best works, where the secluded creeks and expanse of sea almost glow with co…