Stock Code: 1666 - SOLD
Description: A delightful, light and airy study of Llyn Helsi in North Wales by renowned landscape painter Benjamin Williams Leader.
Further Information: Born Benjamin Williams, but added the surname Leader to distinguish himself from the Williams family of artists, to whom he was not related, a Worcester landscape painter who exhibited at the RA from 1857-1922. Leader's early pictures show some pre-Raphaelite influence, but he later developed a broader, more naturalistic style, which was enormously successful. His best known picture is February Fill-Dyke (now in Birmingham Art Gallery) which has been described as the equivalent in landscape painting of the Light of the World in religious painting. Leader's works have always been admired for their literalness and ?truth to Nature. 'Llyn Helsi' has all the characteristics, style and charm of Leader?s works and to this end can only be described as an excellent painting.
Condition: Excellent. The painting has been lightly cleaned. in original water gilded giltwood & gesso swept frame
Country of Origin: England
Artist & Painting: Benjamin Williams Leader, British (1831 - 1923) "Llyn Helsi, North Wales" dated 1879, signed lower right. Oil on canvas.
Provenance: From a private collection in London
Signed: B.W. Leader (lower right)
Dimensions of Canvas: Height 18.00 inches (45.72cm) Width 26.00 inches (66.04cm)