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    Sale 7437

    Victorian and Traditonalist Pictures

    15 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 96

    Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A. (1831-1923)

    On the Conway near Betws-y-Coed

    Price Realised  


    Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A. (1831-1923)
    On the Conway near Betws-y-Coed
    signed and dated 'B.W.LEADER. 1900.' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed 'On the Conway near Bettws y Coed [sic] B.W. Leader'
    oil on board
    13¼ x 17¾ in. (33.7 x 45.1 cm.)

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    The landscape of northern Wales was a source of inspiration for Leader throughout his long career. In contrast with lot 97, which depicts the River Llugwy in spate, this small oil study on board is at the junction where the Llugwy flows into the Conway just north of Betws-y-coed on its way to the Irish Sea at Conway Bay.

    We are grateful to Ruth Wood for her help in preparing this catalogue entry. Mrs Wood is working on a catalogue raisonné of the artist's paintings.

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    Purchased from the artist by Mason, June 1900 (£40).
    M. Newman Ltd., London, 1974.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 28 September 1988, lot 60.


    The artist's own sale records, 1900.