Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Llanuwchllyn
Gwynedd

Wales

A494 / B4403

Owen Morgan Edwards and Ifan ab Owen Edwards

Owen Morgan Edwards
Coed y Pry, Llanuwchllyn 1858-1920
Welsh historian, educationalist and writer (Wikipedia).
Ifan ab Owen Edwards
Llanuwchllyn 1895 - 1970
Welsh academic, writer and film-maker, founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, the Welsh League of Youth (Wikipedia).
Jonah Jones
Art Bronze Foundry (Chelsea)
1972

Llanuwchllyn /  Owen Morgan Edwards and Ifan ab Owen Edwards   Llanuwchllyn /  Owen Morgan Edwards and Ifan ab Owen Edwards

Description

Two statues of father and son Edwards dressed in suits. To the right Ifan ab Owen Edwards holding paper in right hand, and to the left Owen Morgan Edwards with a book in his hand. The statue is set in arbour of slate pavings; a stone relief to rear depicts figures tending the Welsh language in the form of a tree.

Llanuwchllyn / Owen Morgan Edwards and Ifan ab Owen Edwards Llanuwchllyn / Owen Morgan Edwards and Ifan ab Owen Edwards

Inscription(s)

OWEN
MORGAN
EDWARDS
1858-1920
IFAN
AB OWEN
EDWARDS
1895-1970

O.M. EDWARDS
Llenor
Cyhoeddwr
Aelod Seneddol
Arolygwr Ysgolion
IFAN ab OWEN EDWARDS
Darlithydd
Golygydd
Sylfaenydd
Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Ac nid dyfod i Gymru i achub Cymru a wnaethant,
ond i wneud Cymru'n werth ei hachub
O.M. EDWARDS
Writer
Publisher
Member of Parliament
Chief Inspector of Schools
IFAN ab OWEN EDWARDS
Lecturer
Editor
Founder of
Urdd Gobaith Cymru
And they didn't come to Wales in order to save Wales,
but in order to make Wales worth saving

Adnewyddwyd gan Gyngor
Cymuned Llanuwchllyn yn 2004
gyda chymorth
Awdurdod Datblygu Cymru,
Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri
a Chyngor Gwynedd
trwy Gronfa Gwella Gwynedd
Restored by the Council
of Llanuwchllyn Community in 2004
with support of
Welsh Development Agency,
Snowdonia National Park
and Gwynedd Council
Gwynedd Improvement Fund

Annotation

The statues were commissioned by Urdd Gobaith Cymru (The Welsh League of Youth) in 1972 to celebrate the Urdd's 50th birthday. The sculptor was Jonah Jones; the cilfach (arbour) was a collaborative enterprise between Jones and the architect Quentin Hughes. The stone surround is Arenig granite and the relief carving is by Jones. The seats are of teak. The statues were unveiled on 23 September 1972 by Lady Edwards, widow of Syr Ifan. The enclosure in which the statues stand dates back to 1959 and was built originally for a monument to O.M. Edwards to celebrate the centenary of his birth. This monument was removed in 1972 to make way for the present statue and was taken to Coleg Meirionnydd at Dolgellau.

Llanuwchllyn / Owen Morgan Edwards and Ifan ab Owen Edwards

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Art Bronze Foundry (Chelsea)
  • Educator
  • Edwards, Ifan ab Owen
  • Edwards, Owen Morgan
  • Jones, Jonah
  • Statue (two men)
  • Statue (two men)
  • Writer / poet
  • Location N 52°51'34" W 3°40'32"

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