Sir Griffith Williams, 1st Bt (d.1663)
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, Sir Griffith Williams, 1st Bt (d.1663), British (English) School, 17th century. A three-quarter-length portrait of Sir Griffith Williams, created baronet in 1658, standing to left, in classical armour, right hand on plumed helmet, left hand on sword.
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 for display at Penrhyn Castle, 1961.
Penrhyn Castle, The Douglas Pennant Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist