Save Dyffryn Gardens' fragile paintings

‘The Imprisoned Soul’ by Margaret Lindsay Williams is in extremely poor condition after decades of neglect. In addition to a large tear, the paint is unstable and actively deteriorating. Will you help us restore it for future generations?

The imprisoned Soul, Margarte Lindsay Wiliams
  • The Imprisoned Soul has 21 seperate tears and holes
  • The painting is 6 feet high
  • The restoration will take 432 hours

Donate to Save Dyffryn Gardens' fragile paintings

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Margaret Lindsay Williams’ paintings at  Dyffryn Gardens
£10 would allow us to restore one square inch of the paintings
£25 would help pay for materials that would allow us to restore the paintings
A selection of paint brushes
Portrait being restored.
£50 would pay for an hour of studio time with specialist conservators
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" These paintings are hugely significant, every day they deteriorate just a little bit more. It is imperative we save them now before they become irreparable."
- Christina Hanley, House Steward
The imprisoned Soul, Margarte Lindsay Wiliams

Dyffryn Gardens' paintings appeal

Discover why these paintings are significant and what you can do to help us save them.

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the irreplaceable treasures in our care. Memberships help to pay for some of the work we do. But they only go so far. Additional donations are crucial to maintaining our collections, from stunning works of silverware to personal keepsakes that bring the past to life. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work to our collections at this special place. With your support, we can continue to conserve, protect and provide access to these fascinating pieces of history. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now to restore Dyffryn Gardens fragile paintings