How you can use this image
This image has been assigned a Public Domain Mark and is free to use with unrestricted use.
Please acknowledge the Collection who own the work with a photo credit — this helps spread the word about their resources.
To learn more about images and rights, please see our image use page.Download
Buy a print or image licence
If you like this artwork you can support the collection by purchasing a reproduction as a framed OR unframed art print. We offer a selection of professionally made frames that will make your purchase look great in your home, office or other preferred setting.
Need a digital version for your site or publication? You can purchase a digital licence from Art UK and download an electronic copy of this reproduction.
Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
This imposing portrait of Dr Lewis Edwards was painted for Coleg y Bala (Bala Theological College). It hung there until the College relocated to Aberystwyth and, on closure, the portrait, alongside the other pictures in the collection were purchased by The National Library. Barrett is most remembered as the portraitist of Florence Nightingale. He specialised in large scale, grand and heroic depictions of contemporary figures. Edwards was an intellectual giant in Wales, whose influence is still felt today. His great work was as Principal of Bala College but, far from being a theological mission alone, he had a clear vision that learning of every kind enriched and elevated a nation. Under his editorship the periodical ‘Traethodydd’ became a vehicle for new learning and gave scholars the opportunity to write in Welsh about diverse and profound matters.
oil on canvas
H 233 x W 142.5 cm
part of the Theological College Collection, purchased from Parchedig Ifan Rh Roberts, 2003