The Death of Lieutenant-General Picton

I think it illustrates an admirable trait of the British character that its people are more likely to be able to name the sculptor of the lions guarding the foot of Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square [Landseer of ‘Monarch of the Glen’ fame], than the artist responsible for the seventeen foot high figure of the admiral standing 172 feet above them. His name is E.W. Baily, RA [1788- 1867] and an excellent piece of his carving resides in the delightful Carmarthenshire County Museum in Abergwili on the edge of the county capital. This example of his artwork also commemorates the struggle against Napoleon. Lieutenant-General Picton was, according to his commander The Duke of Wellington, "a

Royal Watercolour Society of Wales @Aberglasney Gardens

This show is a joint exhibition between The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and Associazione Italiana Acquerellisti based in Milan, Italy. The second leg of the show will be in Milan, Italy, in the spring of 2020. The Royal Watercolour Society of Wales (RWSW) was formed by six like-minded artists, living in and around Cardiff, to exhibit and promote this medium by holding regular exhibitions of their work throughout Wales. The first exhibition was held in 1959 at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. Today the Society has around 40 members all professional artists living and working in Wales and entry to the Society is by election, and in this way the Society maintains high standards o

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