William Maliphant (1862-1932) - 1907 Watercolour, Pen Cerrig-Calch, Brecon
DescriptionA wonderful Welsh landscape by the listed British artist William Maliphant (1862-1932). Here the artist has captured the expansive and dramatic landscape of the Brecon Beacons. Inscribed on the reverse. Signed and dated. On board.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and minor mount burn. With some signs of foxing.
22.1 x 35cm (8.7" x 13.8")Sheet: 24.7 x 36.8cm (9.7" x 14.5")
William was the son of John Maliphant and Elizabeth, formerly Elizabeth Greenwood he was born in Brynmawr, Breconshire before June 1862. At some point his parents emigrated to Pennsylvania, America. His father John died in America and Elizabeth and William returned to Britain and made their home in London. In 1881 they were living at 1 Station Road, Wood Green, Tottenham. Elizabeth is a 39 year-old widow and is keeping a coffee shop. William is 17 and a pupil to a draughtsman. Ten years later William is 28, unmarried and his occupation is Artist Publishing and printing. The censuses of 1901 and 1911 show William still living in Wood Green, with him is his aunt Jane Greenway, she is 74 and unmarried. William died in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He is buried in Llanbedr, Breconshire.
Brecon, Brecon, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom, LD3
|Artist||William Maliphant (1862-1932)|
|Dimensions||22.1 x 35cm|
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