Godfrey Charles Morgan, 1st Viscount Tredegar (1831 - 1913) with his Skye Terrier, 'Peeps'
John Charlton (Bamburgh 1849 - London 1917)
The Morgan family were animal lovers, Godfrey included. His beloved Pepys, the Skye terrier, is buried in the Cedar Garden along with other family pets. The artist, John Charlton, was well known for painting animals. We have 4 other paintings by him, which are unusual because they include people too.
Painting. An oil painting on canvas, three-quarter-length portrait of a seated Godfrey Charles Morgan, 2nd Baron, 1st Viscount Tredegar (1st Creation) (1831 - 1913) with his Skye Terrier, 'Peeps' , on his lap by John Charlton (Bamburgh 1849 - London 1917), 1896/97. He is facing to the right, legs crossed. Behind him, to the left, is a folding screen, and to the right, a pole screen with the badge and motto of the 17th Lancers. Within a gilded frame with laurel leaf mouldings.
Part of the collection on loan to the National Trust from Newport Museum and Galleries. In March 2012 the National Trust took over the management of Tredegar House with its contents and its 90 acres of gardens and parkland, from Newport City Council for a period of 50 years.
Tredegar House, The Morgan Collection (on loan to the National Trust from Newport Museums and Galleries)
Marks and inscriptions
Top right corner: Godfrey Charles / Second Baron Tredegar Bottom left corner: JC / 1896 / 7
Makers and roles
John Charlton (Bamburgh 1849 - London 1917), artist