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The Cyfarthfa Banquet
The Cyfarthfa Banquet Given by William Crawshay Esq.r to the Ladies of Merthyr Tydfil and its Vicinity in acknowledgment of the high honour they paid to his son, Robert Thomas Crawshay and Bride on their return home, Thursday May 21st, 1846.
Drawn by J. Appleby. Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen.
[n.d., c.1846.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 400 x 295mm (15¾x 11½"). Some surface wear.
A large banquet celebrating the marriage of the son of the biggest local employer. William Crawshay (1788-1867), ironmaster known as the 'Iron King', owner of Cyfarthfa Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. His youngest son, Robert Thompson Crawshay (1817-79), took over the business: during the strikes of 1873-5 the ironworks were shut down and, due to innovations in steel reducing the value of iron, Crawshay saw no business sense in reopening them.
[Ref: 44465]   £260.00  
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