Embroidered velvet suit by Unknown Artist

A gentleman's plum velvet suit elaborately embroidered with silks and gold sequins, with a matching green satin waistcoat.


Details

Medium:
Textiles, principally velvet, satin, wool
Art Fund grant:
£3,900 ( Total: £15,291)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Sir Watkin was a famous patron of the arts and one of the wealthiest men of his day as reflected in his flamboyant clothing.

Provenance

Made for Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn (1749-89), 4th baronet of Wynnstay.

Venue details

St Fagans National Museum of History St Fagans, CARDIFF Cardiff CF5 6XB 029 2057 3500 www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans

Entry details

Free to all

The indoor galleries are closed for refurbishment but the open-air museum and historic buildings remain open

Daily, 10am – 5pm 

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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