The Davies sisters of Llandinam and Impressionism for Wales, 19081923
Author: Evans, Mark
Source: Journal of the History of Collections, Volume 16, Number 2, November 2004 , pp. 219-253(35)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:This article examines the collection of modern French paintings assembled by the Welsh sisters Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, principally between 1908 and 1923, which they bequeathed to the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff in 1952 and 1963. It seeks to locate the Davies sisters within the wider pattern of British collectors of progressive French art during the early twentieth century, and makes reference to the related activities of François Depeaux and Frederick Wedmore in South Wales between 1897 and 1918. A chronology of the Davies sisters' art purchases, based upon the surviving invoices in the files of the National Museum of Wales appears as an appendix.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2004-11-01
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