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Williams 1923
Williams 1923
Isaac J. Williams
Richard Wilson, R.A. - The Master and the Man
The Welsh Outlook Press
Cardiff, Wales, UK
November 1923
Secondary published
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
The Welsh Outlook, subtitled A Monthly Journal of National Social Progress, was published from 1914 to 1933. Volume 10, Number 11 (November 1923) contained the articles 'Richard Wilson, Esq., R.A. - The Master and the Man' by Isaac J. Williams, Keeper of the Art Collections, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, pp. 287-88; and 'Penegoes Rectory: The Birthplace of Richard Wilson, R.A.' by Evelyn Lewes, pp. 288-90. A supplement that month also included a reproduction of John Taylor's copy of Mengs's portrait of Wilson. The articles were published to mark the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, held at Mold in 1923, which included an 'Arts and Crafts Exhibition' with more than 20 works by or ascribed to Wilson.
Noteworthy Extracts from the text: The tragedy of Wilson's life was the blindness of the art-supporting public of his day, and his unbending independence, which forbade him to stoop to the common yet popular taste of the period. [Williams, p. 287] There is every reason to believe that Wilson practised landscape painting before his visit to Italy and that his homeland, Wales, was the ultimate source of his inspiration, although we must regard Italy as the scene of his extraordinary development, which is unique in the history of British Art. [Williams, p. 288]