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Pictures of Hay 4
Joseph Murray Ince (1806-1859)

  Hay and the Brecon Beacons
The fine painting reproduced here is Hay and the Brecon Beacons by Joseph Murray Ince, who spent many years of his life in Presteigne, the Welsh border town to the north of Hay.


National Library
of Wales

Painting by Joseph Murray InceThough born in London in 1806, Ince moved to Wales in his early childhood and went to school in Presteigne.

The artist spent some time in London and returned to Presteigne in 1830. He produced a number of landscapes of the attractive countryside of mid-Wales and the Wye Valley in the 1830s.

His house in Broad Street, Presteigne carries a blue plaque in his memory. See also the page on J.M.Ince in the Presteigne section of this website.

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