The Ladies of Gregynog

Eirene White

The Ladies of Gregynog

Eirene White

Distributed for University of Wales Press

43 pages | 5 x 7 | © 2011
Paper $5.00 ISBN: 9780708324059 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Gwendoline and Margaret Davies of Gregynog are famous in Wales for their collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings which are now held by the National Museum Cardiff. Inheritors of great wealth from their industrialist grandfather, the women became renowned for their philanthropy and for the creation, in 1920, of a centre for music and the arts at Gregynog Hall in Montgomeryshire, which they hoped would enrich the lives of the people of Wales, who were suffering in the aftermath of World War I. This intimate biography provides a unique account of these shy and complex women.



The Two Sisters
The Idea of Gregynog
Music and Services
The Gregynog Press
Collecting Pictures
A Social Conscience
Gardens and Guests
The Challenge of Wealth
Two Quiet Lives


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