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Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (1693-1749)

HUDSON, Thomas (1701 - 1779)

Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (1693-1749)

Date: 1740

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 76.2 x 63.2 cm

Acquired: 1937; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 104

Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn (1693-1749) 3rd baronet, assumed the name Wynn in 1719 on inheriting the estate of Wynnstay, Denbighshire, where he sat as MP almost uninterruptedly from 1716 until 1749. A Tory and a Jacobite, his popularity and wealth gave him great influence in the North of Wales. His son of the same name, was more interested in the arts than in politics. Hudson was a fashionable London portraitist who produced polished formal likenesses.

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