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Thomas ap Ieuan ap David of Arddynwent (b.1560)

BRITISH SCHOOL, 17th Century

Thomas ap Ieuan ap David of Arddynwent (b.1560)

Media: oil on panel

Size: 67.5 x 54.3 cm

Acquired: 1996; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 3691

In this highly religious time, life on earth was considered a preparation for the afterlife. Here Thomas ap Ieuan of Arddynwent, Flintshire, pleads for salvation with the inscription Resvrgam (May I rise again). The robin symbolizes Christ’s Resurrection – its red chest was believed to have been pierced by the crown of thorns. The coat of arms documents Thomas’s ancestry, which includes the Davies family of Gwysaney.  

This work is currently on display.

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