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Reverend William Jenkins Rees (1772-1855)

HUGHES, Hugh (1790 - 1863)

Reverend William Jenkins  Rees (1772-1855)

Date: 1826

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 128.0 x 103.0 cm

Acquired: 1912; Transfer; Cardiff Museum

Accession Number: NMW A 525

Born in Carmarthenshire, William Jenkins Rees (1772-1855) vicar of Casob, Radnorshire and prebendary of Christ College, Brecon, was a leader in the revitalisation of the Cymmrodorion Society and the Eisteddfod. The sitter noted 'the view Mr Hughes considered most expressive of my character is a three-quarter face and...he has drawn it with considerable success.'

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