The Pass of Aberglaslyn, North Wales


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‘The Pass of Aberglaslyn, Beddgelert, North Wales’ by Edward Henry Holder (1847-1922).

The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1888 in which year it was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Presented in a fine quality, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

Edward Henry Holder was a successful 19th century painter whose landscapes of the Home Counties, Lake District, Devon, Derbyshire, Wales, and North Yorkshire show a fondness for river scenes invariably executed with an eye for detail, good colour, and sound perspective. Between 1864 and 1917 Edward Henry Holder exhibited 33 paintings at the Royal Society of British Artists and numerous others at the Royal Academy and the British Institution.

Late in his career Holder made an extended trip to Southern Africa to visit the site of his son’s death a few years earlier in the Boar War. Whilst there he produced some striking paintings of Table Mountain and Victoria Falls and, in a pleasing footnote to the artist’s long career, one of these was subsequently accepted by the Royal Academy. In the summer of 1917 – no less than 44 years after Holder’s last picture had hung there – ‘Victoria Falls on the Zambesi, Rhodesia' was shown at London’s most famous exhibition venue.

Dimensions: (framed) 69cm x 95cm (27¼” x 37½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 76cm (20” x 30”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: 1889; exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists (cat no.244). Thence in private UK collection.

Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.

Condition: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.



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