Richard Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn of Penrhyn (?1737-1808)

George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802)
National Trust Inventory Number 1420377

Category Paintings
Date 1789 - 1793
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1525 x 1190 mm
Place of origin
Collection Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Richard Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn of Penrhyn (?1737-1808) by George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802), 1789 - 93. A three-quarter-length, left, seated to right at a table. Column and distant landscape to upper right. Lord Penrhyn had ten sittings for this portrait in 1789. lt was delivered to his house in Grosvenor Square and paid for in 1793. For another portrait and a biography, see P/58

Provenance

;thence by descent to Hugh, 4th Baron Penrhyn (1894 – 1949), who left Penryhn and its estates to his niece, thence by descent to Hugh Napier Douglas Pennant, 4th Baron Penrhyn of Llangedai (1894 – 1949), who left Penryhn and its estates to his niece, Lady Janet Marcia Rose Pelham (1923 - 1997), who with her husband John Charles Harper, thereupon assumed the name of Douglas Pennant, and in 1951 made over the castle and part of its contents in lieu of death-duties to HM Treasury (from the estate of Hugh, 4th Baron Penrhyn (1894 – 1949), which transferred them to the National Trust; accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the National Trust in 2005

Makers and roles

George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802), artist

Related items

Place of origin
Materials Canvas (9937)
Oil paint (8202)
Wood (125698)
Category Paintings (12519)
Collection Penrhyn Castle, Gwynedd (Accredited Museum) (8166)
Periods 18th century (83793)
Maker George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802) (177)
Subjects Richard Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn of Penrhyn (1739 – 1808) (4)
Object Type Oil painting (16488)

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