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William Crawshay and his assertive father saw the consolidation of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks as the largest in the world by the 1830s and capitalised on the railway boom by rolling rails for companies globally.
Rolf’s grandfather, George Frederick Harris, owned a portrait studio in Merthyr Tydfil before moving to Cardiff and then emigrating to Australia. The Museum has several paintings by George Frederick Harris.
acrylic on canvas
H 183 x W 121.5 cm