Cromlech near Newport (Pentre Ifan)
The Pentre Ifan chambered tomb, in Pembrokeshire, dates from Neolithic Period and is of the classic closed portal type. The chamber was erected in a large pit cut into the hillside, and the load-bearing structure consists of a sloping capstone, 5m long, weighing over 16 tons.
Richard Tongue was a self-taught amateur artist with an interest in prehistoric monuments. He painted a series of paintings focused on prehistoric monuments or ‘Celtic antiquities’ as they were described at the time, and precariously balanced rocks said to have Druidic associations.