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Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn (1749–1789), 4th Bt, Thomas Apperley (1734–1819), and Captain Edward Hamilton

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn set out on his Grand Tour in June 1768. He was accompanied by Edward Hamilton, a cavalry officer and amateur musician, and Thomas Apperley of Plas Grono, near Wrexham, his 'governor' who had been with him at Oxford. After visiting Paris and Florence the party arrived in Rome in November, where Sir Watkin ordered history paintings from Anton Raphael Mengs and Pompeo Batoni. He also commissioned this portrait from Batoni, who was the most celebrated painter in the city.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

  • Date

    1768–1772

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    293.2 x 195.5 cm

  • Accession number

    NMW A 78

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1947

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff (Caerdydd) CF10 3NP Wales

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