Sir Watkin's Tours

    Sir Watkin's Tours

    Excursions to France, Italy and North Wales, 1768-71

    Paul Hernon

    Bridge 2013

    Hardback 229pp Illustrated

    9781844940882   Product Code: 11875

    Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (1749-89) is a shadowy figure often relegated to the footnotes, but as a patron of artists, architects, musicians and landscape gardeners, his influence on 18th century taste was significant. Within a biographical overview, this revealing study focuses on his grand tour of France and Italy and his own landholdings in North Wales. Illustrated with 49 colour plates, it records how this flamboyant Welsh connoisseur almost bankrupted himself in the pursuit of elegance.

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