From Paris to Wales: the Davies sisters’ Collection of Impressionist Art

daviesNew in today:  A Gift of Sunlight : The fortune and quest of the Davies sisters of Llandinam.  By Trevor Fishlock. Llandysul: 2014. ix, 266 pages. Hard cover. 25 x 18.5cms.

A new publication telling the story of the Davies sisters, Margaret and Gwendoline, who used their family’s fortune in coal to build what became the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in Britain, which also included Old Masters such as Botticelli and El Greco, as well as contemporary British artists such as John Singer Sargent, Robert Bevan and Paul Nash.

Endearingly told by Trevor Fishlock, and incuding photographs from the family archive, as well as a list of prices and dates of acquisitions, this book sets out the story of two pioneering women who believed that art was a power of good, and who bequethed almost the entirety of their collection to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

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