This landscape painting entitled The Canal House is realistic landscape painting of the Brecon Monmouthshire Canal. Picturing a calm soothing waterway in front of the Canal Cottage near to Llangattock wharf. The barges quietly bob in this canal scene allowing the viewer to gaze towards the waters edge and all in all bringing an idyllic feel to a sultry summers day.
About Brecon Monmouthshire Canal
This piece shows an early summer morning landscape scene of the Canal House, right of the Llangattock wharf and limekilns near to the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal.
I was struck how this piece captured the bright summer scene near to this historic and idyllic cottage and nearby limekilns.
History of the House
For clarification I will write some historical context of the building and its locality : The house to the right of the limekilns looking towards the towpath was built c.1840 for the Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal company . The company officially managed the canal waterways .
Brecon Boat Company
The limekilns alongside the wharf were built in two or more stages and are listed Grade II*. The oldest were built in 1815 by the Brecon Boat Company.
Limestone reached the kilns in wagons which descended on inclined planes and a tramroad from quarries on the hillside behind. The Baileys extended the tramroad to Nantyglo in 1844. Coal was unloaded at Llangattock for local distribution. Timber for use as pit props (colliery tunnel supports) was taken on the tramroad as a back load.