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The Moelwyns from Aberglaslyn

© Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Born in Llangefni in Anglesey, Williams studied at the Slade. During his youth he thoroughly explored the mountains of North Wales, later recalling: 'When I became a painter I knew the other side of those mountains I was painting'. A Royal Academician, he is Wales's most distinguished living landscape painter. This view is south-east from the pass of Aberglaslyn near Beddgelert towards the Moelwyn mountains near Ffestiniog in Gwynedd.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff




oil on canvas


H 38.8 x W 77 cm

Accession number

NMW A 2617

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Margaret Davies, 1963

Work type


Inscription description

Label on verso: NMW Schools service label Label on verso: P670 Label on verso: P670 Signed: (lower right) K W Not dated.


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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

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