Portrait of a gentleman thought to be Thomas Jones, surveyor and clerk of works to Sir Charles Morgan (bart), seated holding a folding ruler oil on board 20.5 x 15cm (8 1/16 x 5 7/8in).
This lot is accompanied by a note which identifies the sitter as surveyor to Sir Charles Morgan baronet. If this identification is correct then the sitter was probably surveyor to Sir Charles Morgan, 1st Baron Tredegar (1792-1875) who was MP for Brecon in the early 19th century and later sat in the House of Lords. He was created Baron Tredegar in 1859.
The note refers to a monument commemorating Charles Morgan in Park Place Cardiff (not Newport). This monument commemorates Godfrey Morgan, son of Sir Charles Morgan, and 1st Viscount Tredegar.