Art Collections Online

Gruffydd Madryn [Gruffydd Madryn]

JOHNSON, Cornelius (1593 - 1663), attributed to

Thomas Madryn

Date: 1623

Media: oil on panel

Size: 67.3 x 52.1 cm

Acquired: 1930; Gift; F. Emile Andrews

Accession Number: NMW A 4932

This portrait was painted in 1623, a year of crisis when bad harvests and economic recession affected even members of the Welsh gentry. Yet this did not stop displays of social grandeur - this man is dressed in the latest fashion, with his ruff, pointed beard and horizontal moustache. It was previously believed to be a portrait of Colonel Thomas Madryn Esq (b.1613), but his date of birth does not tally with an inscription on the painting (‘age 29, 1623’). It is now believed to be a member of the Madryn family, possibly Gruffydd, Thomas Madryn's father. Gruffydd Madryn was a member of a landowning family from the Llyn peninsula, and High Sheriff of Caernarfonshire in 1632.  

Comments are currently unavailable. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Back to Art Collections Online homepage

Browse artists

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All Other

Browse makers and designers

Browse by letter:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z All