Portrait of Benjamin Williams Leader

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1831-1923

English Realist Painter

Benjamin Williams Leader (1833-1923) was an English artist. Born in Worcester as Benjamin Leader Williams, he was the son of civil engineer Edward Leader Williams (who was also a keen amateur artist and friend of John Constable) and Quaker Sarah Whiting. His brother, also called Edward Leader Williams, followed in his father's footsteps and became a notable civil engineer. The family lived in Worcester at Diglis House (now the Diglis Hotel).
Williams Leader was educated at the Royal Grammar School Worcester and then the Royal Academy Schools.
He immediately became successful as an artist and first exhibited his work at the Royal Academy in 1854. Since that year until his death in 1923 his paintings were hung in every summer exhibition at the Royal Academy.
He was knighted as Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by the French in 1889 and was created a full member of the Royal Academy in 1898 (RA - Royal Academician). In 1914 he was given the Freedom of the City of Worcester in recognition of his services (as a director of Royal Worcester Porcerlain and a native of the city).
Famous paintings include "February Fill Dyke" and "Autumn's Last Gleam". His paintings were bought by King George V and William Gladstone amongst others and he became one of the most popular and expensive artists of his day. The record price for a painting today is £168,000 for A Summer's Day painted in 1888 sold in 2003 by Sotheby's. His paintings are exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Tate Gallery (London), Manchester, Birmingham and many more.
He died in Surrey in 1923.

22 Benjamin Williams Leader Paintings

February Fill Dyke, Undated by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

February Fill Dyke Undated

Oil Painting
$1041
SKU: LBW-5520
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

On the Thames, Undated by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

On the Thames Undated

Oil Painting
$773
SKU: LBW-5521
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Returning Home, 1897 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

Returning Home 1897

Oil Painting
$939
SKU: LBW-5522
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Incoming Tide, Porth Newquay, 1912 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

The Incoming Tide, Porth Newquay 1912

Oil Painting
$804
SKU: LBW-5523
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Morning on the Sussex Coast, 1911 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

Morning on the Sussex Coast 1911

Oil Painting
$849
SKU: LBW-5524
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Where Peaceful Waters Glide, 1898 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

Where Peaceful Waters Glide 1898

Oil Painting
$998
SKU: LBW-5525
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Fine Day on the Thames, 1907 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

A Fine Day on the Thames 1907

Oil Painting
$717
SKU: LBW-5526
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Breezy Morn, 1898 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

The Breezy Morn 1898

Oil Painting
$1063
SKU: LBW-5527
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Sunshine After Rain, 1882 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

Sunshine After Rain 1882

Oil Painting
$1135
SKU: LBW-5528
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Quiet Pool on the River Llugwy, Near Capel Curig, 1872 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

A Quiet Pool on the River Llugwy, Near Capel Curig 1872

Oil Painting
$998
SKU: LBW-5529
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Sandy Shore on the South Coast, 1904 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

A Sandy Shore on the South Coast 1904

Oil Painting
$1078
SKU: LBW-5530
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

A Sunny Stream - Beardon, Dartmoor, 1883 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

A Sunny Stream - Beardon, Dartmoor 1883

Oil Painting
$1216
SKU: LBW-5531
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

An English River in Autumn, 1877 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

An English River in Autumn 1877

Oil Painting
$1063
SKU: LBW-5532
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

On the Llugwy, North Wales, 1887 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

On the Llugwy, North Wales 1887

Oil Painting
$456
Canvas Print
$49.52
SKU: LBW-5533
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: 46 x 66 cm
Private Collection

On the Sands, 1893 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

On the Sands 1893

Oil Painting
$621
SKU: LBW-5534
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

On the Stour near Flatford Mill, Suffolk, 1901 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

On the Stour near Flatford Mill, Suffolk 1901

Oil Painting
$998
SKU: LBW-5535
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

On the Welsh Border, 1874 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

On the Welsh Border 1874

Oil Painting
$1041
SKU: LBW-5536
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Severn Side, Sabrina's Stream at Kempsey on the River Severn, 1889 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

Severn Side, Sabrina's Stream at Kempsey on the ... 1889

Oil Painting
$1176
SKU: LBW-5537
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Summer Eve by Haunted Stream, 1899 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

Summer Eve by Haunted Stream 1899

Oil Painting
$1041
SKU: LBW-5538
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Summer Time: Through the Hayfield, Worcestershire, 1866 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

Summer Time: Through the Hayfield, Worcestershire 1866

Oil Painting
$1053
SKU: LBW-5539
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Worcestershire Cottages, 1897 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

Worcestershire Cottages 1897

Oil Painting
$665
SKU: LBW-5540
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Worcestershire Cottages, 1894 by Benjamin Williams Leader | Painting Reproduction

Worcestershire Cottages 1894

Oil Painting
$733
SKU: LBW-5541
Benjamin Williams Leader
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

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