Sarah Carvell - The Little Lighthouse, Newborough
Oil on Canvas
70 cm x 60 cm
Initialled on the front,
Signed and titled on the back
Framed in a natural wooden white frame
Sarah Carvell - The Little Lighthouse, Newborough is a powerful image of a stunning scene in Anglesey, its welsh title is Tŵr Bach Llandwyn. Tŵr Bach is the older of the two marker beacons at the seaward end of Llanddwyn Island. Too small to properly be described as a lighthouse, this conical stone beacon, dating from the early 19th Century, was built to help guide shipping - mostly boats transporting slate excavated from the quarries of Snowdonia - into the Menai Strait. In 1846 a larger lighthouse was constructed just across the bay from Tŵr Bach. With a taller tower and the advantage of illumination, this more effective marker remained in use until 1975, when it was superseded by a directional light placed on the Tŵr Bach beacon.