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    Sale 7728

    Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures including Drawings and Watercolours

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 75

    Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A. (1831-1928)

    Stepping Stones, Bettws-y-Coed

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    Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A. (1831-1928)
    Stepping Stones, Bettws-y-Coed
    signed 'B. W. Leader/1862' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    21 x 29½ in. (53.3 x 75 cm.)

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    The bright prismatic colours and great attention to detail characterise Stepping Stones, Bettws-y-Coed which was painted in the same year as A Fisherman's Haunt (The Lord Lloyd Webber Collection). The artist revisited the subject the following year on a larger scale (Manchester City Art Gallery no.1934.407)

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    B. Hyland, Christie's, London, 5 June 1930, lot 146 (20gns)