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Title: Welsh Costumes. / No. 12. / Eng. & Pub. By Newman & Co, 48 Watling St. London.
Description: Man and woman on fine horses being chased by four men on horseback with several women onlookers. Church and mountains in the background.
Note: It is unlikely that a working rural Welshman would wear such fine clothes, even at a wedding, suggesting that he is a member of the gentry practicing a local tradition when marrying a woman who preferred to wear a Welsh hat rather than a fashionable bonnet. Compare this with Rock and Co’s No. 5 ‘Priodas yn Nghymru / Returning from the wedding’ which shows the groom dressed in more traditional dress.
(1) Man [groom?] apparently in morning dress with top hat.
(2) Woman [bride?] in Welsh hat, goffered cap, long-sleeved dress.
Note: from complete booklet with Newman’s (small) nos. 1-12
Medium: steel engraving
Size: 14.1 x 18.8 cms (including binding)
Artist:
Engraver: Newman & Co.
Printer:
Publisher: Newman & Co.
Date: 1850 (about)

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