Dorset Landscape

A Dorset Landscape, 1930
Philip Leslie Moffat Ward (1888-1978)
Oil on canvas
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Dorset Landscape

The painting shows the coastline of the Isle of Purbeck, near Tyneham. A group of hikers are set against the peaceful backdrop.

The painting depicts Dorset as a haven of tranquillity, with wide unspoilt views. Yet at the time of painting, coastal developments had begun to spring up all along the Dorset shoreline. Ward omitted these developments.