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Oil Paintings / OP20

Upland landscape with a rocky stream, North Wales, Betws-y-Coed?

Artist/Maker: Benger, William Edmund [c.1841-1915]

Oil on canvas, framed

1300 x 2135 mm.
Gift: Richard Border via Professor Ian Parrott c.1952 or early 1960s

The painting came to the University via Professor Ian Parrott, formerly Gregynog Professor of Music at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and his wife. The painting was bequeathed by a friend of theirs Mr Richard (Dick) Border. One record says that Border's wife was a daughter of William Edward Benger. Another record says that Border was a grandson-in-law of William Edmund Benger. After viewing the newly built Pantycelyn Hall he thought this painting was an appropriate work to donate to the University for use in that building.

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