STATUES - HITHER & THITHER
Great Britain
Mold - Yr Wyddgrug
Flintshire / Sir y Fflint

Wales

Earl Street - Heol Yr Iarll

Daniel Owen

Mold 1836 - 1895
Welsh novelist, , generally regarded as the foremost Welsh-language novelist of the 19th century
(Wikipedia)
W. Goscombe John
1901

Mold - Yr Wyddgrug /  Daniel Owen   Mold - Yr Wyddgrug /  Daniel Owen

Description

Bronze statue of Daniel Owen in an informal stance wearing a frock coat, hat and holding a book with bookmark in right hand.

Inscription(s)

Text in Welsh, English and Latin:

DANIEL OWEN
ganwyd hydref 20 · 1836
bu farw hydref 22 · 1895

nid ir doeth a'r deallus yr
ysgrifenais ond i'r dyn cyffredin

DANIEL OWEN
born octr 20. 1836.
died octr 22. 1895.

not for the wise and learned
have i written but for the
common people.

DANIEL OWEN
natvs a.d. xiii kal. nov.
anno salvtis mdcccxxxvi.
obiit a.d. xi. kal. nov.
anno salvtis mdcccxcv.

neqve sapientibvs neqve ervditis
sed populo scripsi.

ERECTED
by
public
subscription

Signed: w. goscombe john a.r.a. / sculptor 1901.

Annotation

The statue of the 'Dickens of Wales' is unveiled on 31 October 1901 by Lord Kenyon. "The memorial gives a perfect likeness of the Welsh novelist, who died in 1895, having spent most of his life at Mold. The back of the statue can be seen from the railway."

Sculptor

Information

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Location N 53°10'1" W 3°8'35"

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