Yr Arwr / The Hero


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By artist G.R. Evans, VR ‘15’

Yr Awrw was the title of the winning poem by Hedd Wyn (Humphrey Ellis Evans) sent to the National Eisteddfod. He was serving with the 15th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers at Passchendaele and had already died of his wounds when the winner was declared. Hedd Wyn was a Christian Pacifist, but when his brother was conscripted he went in his place. In the painting Hedd Wyn is the only one making eye contact with the viewer, reaching out as he did in his poetry. This print is available for a limited time.

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Weight 150 g


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