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Edward Barnes appears twice in this painting: he is both the small figure fishing in the background, and the man in the foreground wearing a top hat and resting an axe on his left shoulder. He carries one of the swords of the Denbighshire Militia, which are still hanging in the Servants' Hall at Erddig today and, as the ditty goes, 'He knows full well to draw a Cork,/ And toast in Port "The House of Yorke.
oil on canvas
H 112 x W 94 cm
gift from Philip Yorke III along with the estate, house and other contents, 1973