National Museum Wales Purchases Painting by William Dyce for the Nation


CARDIFF.- Today, the National Museum Wales announces it is able to save for the nation a painting by William Dyce entitled Welsh Landscape with Two Women Knitting, 1860, thanks to crucial funding grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), membership charity the Art Fund and others. Thanks to the generous support of the NHMF and the Art Fund, who each awarded a grant of £166,000, one major private donor, a number of significant gifts and nearly 150 other individual donors, Amgueddfa Cymru has now acquired the painting for £557,218. Welsh Landscape with Two Women Knitting from the collection of the late Sir David Scott (d.1986) was sold at Sotheby’s, London in November 2008. In November 2009 a temporary export bar was placed on the painting, providing an opportunity for a buyer to raise enough money to keep this important work in the United Kingdom. It has now been saved for the nation by Amgueddfa Cymru, w