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.
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'
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 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.
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