Portrait of Sir Charles Morgan by William Owen

Three-quarter length portrait of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Morgan, 2nd Baronet seated in an armchair.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
129.5 x 102.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,693 ( Total: £8,465)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Christie's

Morgan inherited the Tredegar estate in 1758 and built on the financial success of his father by setting up a company to develop the docks in Newport. He was MP for Brecon and Monmouth, and President of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Despite being of great wealth and social status, Owen has depicted Morgan in a humane and reasonable manner.

Provenance

Equitable Life Assurance Society; Christie's. On loan to Tredegar House from 1989 to 2004.

Venue details

Tredegar House, Gardens and Park Tredegar Park, NEWPORT Monmouthshire NP10 8YW 01633 815880 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tredegar-house

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.20)

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