Griffiths Rhys Jones (1834–1897), 'Caradog'
Griffiths Rhys Jones (1834–1897), 'Caradog'
Griffiths Rhys Jones (1834–1897), 'Caradog'
Griffiths Rhys Jones (1834–1897), 'Caradog'
Griffiths Rhys Jones (1834–1897), 'Caradog'
Griffiths Rhys Jones (1834–1897), 'Caradog'
Griffiths Rhys Jones (1834–1897), 'Caradog'
Griffiths Rhys Jones (1834–1897), 'Caradog'

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Griffiths Rhys Jones, better known as 'Caradog', was one of the most famous choir conductors of the nineteenth century. This is a maquette of his statue in Victoria Square, Aberdare. It was raised by public subscription to commemorate his Côr Mawr victories at the Crystal Palace, London in 1872 and 1873.

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Griffiths Rhys Jones (1834–1897), 'Caradog'






H 80 x W 40 x D 28.5 cm

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Signature/marks description

top of base at back: W. Goscombe John

Inscription description

front of base: CARA[DOG]


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