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Two Landscape Oil Paintings of Waterfalls in North Wales, Betws-y-Coed, d. 1914

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Two beautiful landscape oil on canvas paintings.
One is of a double waterfall in North Wales, dated 1914 and 
signed "K. Weir". This moody painting depicts a breathtaking 
Welsh waterfall, running through a forest, underneath a dark 
heavy sky with clouds. There are two figures at the foot of the falls, 
maybe a mother and her child. 

On the top stretcher of the frame is some handwritten text in faint pencil, likely 
naming the location. The text is hard to reach, but we believe it to 
be the Rhaeader Mawddach Falls in Northern Wales.

The second is of another gorgeous waerfall, with a crane in the foreground. 
These two make such a wonderful pair. The back of this painting has 
the text  "Betws-y-Coed N. Wales" written on the back which refers to the 
historic artistic colony. 

It is considered to be Britain's first artistic colony and
attracted artists such as Paul Sandby and J.M.W. Turner since the late 18th Century. 
However, it was with the encouragement of David Cox, a regular visitor over ten years 
from after 1854, staying at the Royal Oak Hotel, that this village became such a popular 
destination for artists right up until the First World War.

On the back of both is a Winsor & Newton  stamp from London, 
who made canvases for paintings. 

Both of these paintings are signed "K. Weir" and dated in the bottom corners.
They are both wonderfully painted, and in high detail of notable locations in 
North Wales. If these two paintings look this good in unrestored condition, 
you can imagine how beautiful they would be with a cleaning. 

Approx. Dimensions: 

Canvas: 24" x 12" 
Frames: 32 1/4" x 20 1/4"


Some losses to the original matching frames, both canvases appear to 
never have been restored and are in their original conditon. 

LOC. F   ID. 400