11 June 2004
Benjamin Williams Leader, R.A. (1831-1923)
Stream from the Hills, North Wales
signed and dated 'B.W.LEADER.1903.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
36 x 30 in. (91.5 x 76.2 cm.)
Possibly purchased from the artist by Arthur Tooth March, 1903 (£200). with Arthur Tooth, London.
with H & P De Casseres, London.
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The artist's own sale records, 1903.
London, Royal Academy, 1903, no. 502, as 'A birch-clad hill and shallow stream'.
North Wales was a favourite sketching ground for Benjamin Williams Leader from the late 1850s until 1889; and he continued to produce full-scale Welsh landscapes - such as the present picture - following his move to Surrey in that year.
We are grateful to Ruth Wood for her help in preparing this catalogue entry.
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