Llyn Gwynant & Mount Snowdon

Gavin Claxton

Llyn Gwynant & Mount Snowdon


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‘Llyn Gwynant’ by Edward Charles Williams (1807-1881).

The painting – which depicts figures seated on the lake shore before the iconic Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in North Wales – is signed by the artist and dated 1863. The following year the painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.

Edward Charles Williams was the eldest son of the artist Edward Williams (1781–1855) and brother of Henry John Boddington, George Augustus Williams, Arthur Gilbert, Sidney Richard Percy, and Alfred Walter Williams who together comprised the Barnes School of important English landscape painters. Like his father, Edward Charles was greatly influenced by the 18th century Dutch Golden Age painters and like his brothers, he was a very popular and highly regarded landscape painter of Victorian Britain.

Between 1839 and 1865 Edward Charles Williams exhibited 19 paintings at the Royal Academy, 23 at the British Institution, and 10 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery.

Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Dimensions: (framed) 80cm x 115cm (31½” x 45¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 60cm x 96cm (23½” x 37¾”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: 1864; exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame.
Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.


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