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Baron Crickhowell

Medium bronze edition of 9.

Size 15" (38cm)

Cost £8,500

Background

Commissiond by the University of Wales, Cardiff.
Bronze edition of 9

Modelled at the sitter’s home in Crickhowell, Wales over 6 sittings.

At the 1970 general election, he was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Pembrokeshire, which he represented until his retirement at the 1987 general election. From 1975 -79 he was the shadow secretary of state for Wales. When Margaret Thatcher became PM in 1979 he was appointed Secretary of State for Wales. So far, he remains the only Conservative Welsh Secretary elected in a Welsh constituency. He served in that position until 1987, when he was given a life peerage Baron Crickhowell, of Pont Esgob in the Black Mountains in the County of Powys.

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""But I have learnt the hard way that there is one unalterable rule of politics: When government policy is most illogical, ministers will defend it with particular stubbornness""

Baron Crickhowell

 
Modelled in the sitters country home in Crickhowell. Nicholas Edwards was very interested in the working process and I found him quite amenable, although terrifying at first! I placed a lot of emphasis upon the modelling of his eyes, as I found them quite penetrating showing a quality of astuteness."
 

Luke Shepherd