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Robert Hughes 'Robin Wyn o Eifion'

Photo credit: Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery

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Robert Hughes adopted the Welsh pseudonym of Robin Wyn o Eifion for writing, competing and performing. This was common in Welsh-speaking cultural circles and is still used in the Eisteddfod and competitions in Wales. The poet’s writing was rewarded with prize medallions such as the one he wears in this portrait. This bright confident oil portrait shows a successful writer at the start of his career – in contrast to a photograph taken in 1875 (held at the National Library of Wales) that shows him looking care-worn.

Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery



oil on canvas


H 82 x W 70 cm

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gift; on loan from Bangor University

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Ffordd Gwynedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1DT Wales

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