Monday, June 28, 2010

Benjamin Williams Leader - Sunset

signed and dated l.l.: B W Leader 1861
oil on canvas
58.5 by 84.5 cm., 23 by 33 1/4 in.

Birmingham, Society of Arts, 1861 (£25).

We are grateful to Ruth Wood for her kind assistance in cataloging this lot which is to be included in her forthcoming catalogue raisonne of the artist.


Wayward Disciple said...

This is a beauty, and one I've never seen reproduced. Thank you!

Hermes said...

Its only recently I realised how much his early pics were so influenced by PRB (or at least Ruskin) principles. Grimshaw was the same.