HOME                  ABOUT ARTISTS              HENLEY & HENLEY REGATTA         FRAMING                EXHIBITIONS                   CONTACT          

 

 

 

 

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS LEADER  R. A. (1831 – 1923)

“Cottage Children Blowing Bubbles”   

Pencil Drawing.   9 ¾” x 11 ¾” (248 x 298mm).  

From the family collection – Sothebys 1983.  

Illustrated in “Benjamin Williams Leader RA,

His Life and Paintings by Ruth Wood, page 15.                                                                IMAGE

 

 

WE ALSO HAVE A COLLECTION OF MOUNTED DRAWINGS BY THIS ARTIST

 

 

Benjamin Williams Leader was a landscape and coastal painter who was born Benjamin Williams but took the surname Leader to distinguish himself from the large Williams family of artists to whom he was not related.  He married the artist Mary Eastlake and was the father of Benjamin Eastlake Leader.  He was elected Associate of the Royal Academy in 1883, rising to full Membership in 1898.  He lived at Whittington in Worcestershire in 1880 and Gomshall, Guildford in Surrey in 1890 and exhibited his work at Thomas Agnew and Sons Gallery, Royal Society of Artists Birmingham, Carfax and Co. Gallery, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, the Royal Academy, the Royal Cambrian Academy, the Royal Hibernian Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and Arthur Tooth and Sons Gallery.  Paintings by Benjamin Williams Leader are in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery; the Victoria and Albert Museum; Manchester City Art Gallery; Bristol Museum and Art Gallery; the Royal Academy of Arts; Atkinson Art Gallery;  Williamson Art Gallery and Museum; the National Museums of Northern Ireland;  National Museum of Wales; Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum and a great many other public collections, art galleries and museums throughout Great Britain.

 

BACK