Benjamin Williams Leader Landscape Painting - Llugwy At Capel Curig
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Benjamin Williams Leader
Llugwy At Capel Curig

1864

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Benjamin Williams Leader 1831-1923 Llugwy At Capel Curig, Wales Oil on Canvas, signed & dated 1864 Image size: 13 ¾ x 17 ½ inches Benjamin Williams Leader was born in Worcester, his father was a keen amateur artist - a friend of the artist John Constable and studied art at Worcester School of Design and later at the Royal Academy. The surrounding countryside to where he lived served as his early inspiration, the picturesque villages and churches, the fields and rivers. His work proved very popular and he sold successfully. He was a regular exhibitor at the RA. 1859 proved to be his most successful year yet, exhibiting his 'A Quiet Pool in Glen Falloch', following a trip to Scotland, Leader' s work was bought by Agnew's and was now going to private galleries rather than being exhibited publicly. He painted the landscapes and scenes between the Severn Valley, Worcestershire, and Wales, in particular, exhibited to much acclaim at the RA 1865, was 'Autumn's Last Gleam' and later in 1881 'February Fill Dyke', following which he became an associate (ARA) and then a Royal Academician (RA) in 1898. Born in Worcester as Benjamin Leader Williams to Sarah Whiting and Edward Leader Williams who was a civil engineer, his brother was also Edward Leader Williams, the civil engineer who designed the Manchester Ship canal. The family eventually came to live at Diglis House overlooking the Severn, now a hotel. Benjamin went to the Worcester Royal Grammar School and then worked as a draughtsman in his father’s office while studying at the Worcester School of Design in the evenings. At 23 he went to the Royal Academy schools in London and had a picture accepted for exhibition. He went on to exhibit in the summer exhibition every year until he was 91. His early work was inspired by the countryside surrounding Worcester. This together with area stretching into Wales provided the subject matter for many of his paintings. He did travel further afield later into Scotland, Devon, Surrey and also into France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. He changed his name to Benjamin Williams Leader in 1857 to distinguish himself from other artists named Williams. He married Mary Eastlake, a fellow artist, in 1876 and they had six children. In 1889 the family moved to a Norman Shaw designed house in Surrey where Benjamin died in 1923. The fine detail in Leader’s early work is thought to be influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites but later on his style became looser and more impressionistic. He was made an associate of the Royal Academy in 1883 and became a Royal Academician in 1898. His paintings are exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Gallery, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and in Worcester which holds the largest collection.

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  • Artist
    Benjamin Williams Leader (1831 - 1923, English)
  • Creation Year
    1864
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
    H 13.75 in. x W 17.50 in.H 34.93 cm x W 44.45 cm
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU5244927611
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