Robert Davies of Gwysaney (1616-1666)
LEIGH, Thomas (fl.1635 - fl.1643)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 69.9 x 58.4 cm
Acquired: 1948; Purchase
Accession Number: NMW A 20
Robert Davies of Gwysaney is dressed as a gentleman in his gold-coloured doublet and wide collar. He was High Sheriff of Flintshire, and like most of the Welsh gentry he was a Royalist during the Civil War. The year he sat for this portrait saw the King’s cause falter in north-east Wales. Just two years later, Parliamentarians battered their way through the front door of his home and imprisoned Robert for his royalist tendencies.