Edwin Williams (fl. 1822-1881)
Edwin Williams (fl. 1822-1881)

Portrait of the Rev. Robert Henry Gayer More of Larden Hall

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Edwin Williams (fl. 1822-1881)
Portrait of the Rev. Robert Henry Gayer More of Larden Hall
signed and dated 'Edwin Williams. 1874' (lower left) and further signed, number and inscribed 'No. 4/Edwin Williams/13 Royal Crescent/Cheltenham' (on a label attached to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
56 x 44 ½ in. (143 x 113 cm.)
Provenance
Presented to the sitter by his tenants and friends on 17 July 1874 and by descent to
By descent to Robert More M.P. (b. 1836) and by descent at Linley Hall, Shropshire.

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Lot Essay

Rev. Robert Henry Gayer More (1798-1879) was the eldest son of Robert More and his wife Harriott, daughter of Thomas Mytton of Shipton, in Shropshire. Educated by Mr Severn at Abberley Hall, Worcestershire, and Trinity and Christ's Colleges, Cambridge, he lived at Larden Hall, near Much Wenlock, Shropshire, which he inherited in 1874, when this painting was executed.

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