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Crab, a favourite Terrier at Downing Hall, Flintshire, Wales

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Description

Griffith was employed by the celebrated naturalist, writer and antiquarian, Thomas Pennant (1726 – 1798), who lived at Downing Hall, from 1769. He remained with the family, working for Thomas Pennant’s sons until at least 1813. Griffith accompanied Tennant on his tours, and made detailed records of the sites they visited, many of which served as the basis for the illustrations for Pennant’s numerous publications.

Downing Hall, Whitford, Flintshire was the seat of the Pennant family from 1627 until 1920, when it was sold. It caught fire in 1922, was badly damaged and consequently left uninhabited until it was demolished in 1953.

Inscription

Inscribed on reverse of original washlne mount: Crab, a favourite Terrier at Downing

Descriptive medium

Watercolour over traces of pencil

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Location

Downing Hall, Whitford, Flintshire, Wales

Country