Sunday, 26 June 2011

William Dyce (1806 -1864) - Welsh landscape with Two Women knitting. (1860)

I love this picture , now sitting proudly in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. A snip at £557,218 .... what recession. It is though quite beautiful and was bought with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Charity Art Fund  plus a few individual donors, so that's allright then.
The artist, William Dyce was a Scottish realist painter who came to Wales when his health was failing in the  late1850s. He didn't last long I'm afraid.
I've got a photocopy in a small wooden frame. Suits me fine..

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