Death of Tewdrig

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A vronze electrotype sculpture designed by John Evan Thomas in 1848, modelled by his brother, William Meredyth Thomas. Made at Elkington and co, Birmingham, 1851.

The sculpture was shown in the Great Exhibition in 1851 and a plaster version won the sculpture prize at the 1848 Abergavenny Eisteddfod. Here the Christian Welsh king Tewdrig, having defeated the pagan Saxons, lies dying in the arms of his daughter while his harpist plays.

y Gaer – Brecon Museum, Art Gallery & Library



Death of Tewdrig




bronze electrotype


H 150 x W 130 x D (?) cm

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gift, 2010

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