Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (1749-1789) was a major landowner and a key figure in the social and cultural life of Wales as well as a lavish patron of the arts.

He married his second wife Charlotte, daughter of George Grenville, in 1771. They are fine examples of Hamilton's delicate technique capturing a true likeness of the sitters as well as their characters. National Museum Wales aims to acquire works reflecting the history of patronage and collecting in Wales. These works offer a more vivid and intimate picture of the Williams Wynns, and complement the grand paintings by Reynolds and Batoni already in the collection.

Provenance

By descent in the family to the 1930s. The works have been vetted by the Art Loss Register.


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