Plâs Mawr

Plâs Mawr. 3½ x 4 inches. Photographic postcard, labelled ‘Peacock Brand’. Stamp dated 1902. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Plas Mâwr (‘Large House’), Conwy, is an Elizabethan town-house dating from the 16th century. It was (and is) one of the town’s architectural tourist attractions. In the late nineteenth century it was the home of the Royal Cambrian Academy, where the public could view examples of art-work painted by members of an informal colony of local painters; more mainstream figures, such as Frederick Leighton, also exhibited their work. The Academy is still based in Conwy, occupying a modern building a few yards to the rear of its original premises.

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Created 20 May 2017