He was a talented musician who won many prizes at eisteddfodau . In the Conway national eisteddfod of 1861 he won first prize for an anthem, ‘ Deus Misereatur ’. He conducted an accomplished choir in the town. He taught himself the violin and piano . But he became best known as an artist , skilled in oils and water-colours, and many of his pictures are in private collections. His best-known is ‘ The Glanyrafon Hunt ’, painted for Edward Bennett , brother of Nicholas Bennett ( DWB , 32) in 1885 . There are three of his paintings in the National Library . He was also a very effective portrait painter .
In 1859 he married Elizabeth Salter of Kerry , and they had two sons and five daughters. One son, Richard Henry Jerman , 1866 - 1951 , was also a gifted artist . His brother-in-law, Edward Salter , b. 1831 , was a schoolmaster and artist and father of E.H. Langford Salter , 1870 - 1949 , who established a music business in Neath and manufactured organs . He died May 8, 1895 and was buried in the parish cemetery at Llanidloes .
Edward Ronald Morris, Llanidloes / Llanfyllin
Published date: 2001