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Benjamin Williams Leader, The Port at Dusk
 
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TITLE:  The Port at Dusk
ARTIST:  Benjamin Williams Leader (British, 1831–1923)
WORK DATE:  1901
CATEGORY:  Paintings
MATERIALS:  Oil on canvas
SIZE:  h: 54 x w: 82 in / h: 137.2 x w: 208.3 cm
STYLE:  Romanticism
PRICE*:  60,000-70,000 US$  (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)
GALLERY:  The Englishman Fine Art & Antiques  +1-239-649-8088  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Benjamin Williams Leader (RA 1831 – 1923) was a prolific and highly successful landscape artist. Coincidentally, John Constable was said to have visited Benjamin's father in Worcester when Benjamin was a boy. His name at that time was Benjamin Leader Williams, but when he arrived at the Academy School, there were three other Williams and he accordingly changed his name by deed poll to separate himself from the crowd; a very worldly move for an artist. At the peak of his career, B W Leader's work took landscape painting into the modern age without reference to Impressionism. His art was based on simplicity and a lack of pretension, which took huge talent to achieve, and which made him a favourite with the crowds at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. This signed and dated oil on canvas of Whitby Bay at dusk show all the hallmarks of Leader's classic works.
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