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Benjamin William Leader (British, 1831-1923)
Benjamin William Leader (British, 1831-1923)

The path to Llyn Idwal, North Wales

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Benjamin William Leader (British, 1831-1923)
The path to Llyn Idwal, North Wales
signed and dated 'B.W.LEADER. 1883.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.3 cm.)
Provenance
Sold by the artist to Arthur Tooth, London, May 1883.
W. E. Wiley; Christie's, London, November 1894, lot 97.
A. P. Hall; Christie's, London, 21 June 1935, lot 146.
The Hyde Park Gallery, London.

Lot Essay

The mountain scene is in the famous Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. This work was one of two prepatory paintings for his Royal Academy exhibit in 1881, No. 521. It was exhibited the same year as his famous February Fill Dyke, no. 42, which resulted in his becoming elected an Associate of the Royal Academy (ARA).

We are grateful to Ruth Wood for her kind assistance in cataloging this lot.
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