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Sir Edward Lloyd (d.1795)

WILSON, Richard (1714 - 1782)

Sir Edward Lloyd (d.1795)

Date: 1750

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 127.0 x 101.6 cm

Acquired: 1925; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 74

Edward Lloyd of Pengwern (c.1710-95) was created a baronet in 1778. He was much admired by contemporaries for his planting of 442,000 trees, mostly oaks, in his Flintshire and Caernarvonshire estates. The relaxed, informal pose, appropriate to a country gentleman, is characteristic of Wilson's approach to portraiture.

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