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Limited edition in sizes A3 & A2.

'He reproves the Curlew'

 

O curlew, cry no more in the air, 

Or only to the water in the West; 

Because your crying brings to my mind 

passion-dimmed eyes and long heavy hair 

That was shaken out over my breast: 

There is enough evil in the crying of wind.  

 

W.B.Yeats

 

 

Curlew

 

A wintering visitor to this island, its loud screeching was believed to have heralded stormy weather. The curlew is a wary bird, with an alarmingly significant decline in its population over the last few decades. Likely due to increased afforestation & agricultural improvements, the curlew is under severe threat & is the only Irish bird on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

The Curlew’s distinctively long, drawn out cry gave way to a long-established belief that it whistled for rain. Its lament was said to be a sign of broken weather to come and its plaintive cry so intense & low, it’s been mistaken for an alarm call of a shipwreck. It is no wonder W.B. Yeats, in the embrace of nature, saw its rising lament as a reminder of his lost love.

Crotach - 'Curlew'

€30.00Price
  • Limited edition in sizes A3 & A2. Giclée Fine Art print. Printed to museum quality on 305gsm Photo Rag by the Copper House Gallery, Dublin. 

    Size Guide:

    (Size in picture is A3)

    A4 - 21cm  x  29.7cm

    A3 - 29.7cm  x  42cm

    A2 - 42cm  x  59.4cm

  • Packaging: A4 (29.7cm x 21cm) sizes and under are shipped flat packed in a padded envelope. Any sizes over A4 are shipped in a kraft tube for added protection. When your print arrives I would recommend you take your print out of the tube and hang as soon as possible.

    Processing time: The time I need to prepare an order for dispatch varies. For details, see individual items.

    Customs and import taxes: Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.