THE SINGING SWANS. CHILDREN OF LIR.
The Children Of Lir. The Singing Swans Fine Art Print from my original painting. The story of the Children of Lir is one of the greatest of the ‘sorrow’ tales of Early Irish literature and probably the best-known.
Lir was a lesser king of the mystical Tuatha Dé Danann and he had by his young wife Aobh, three sons and a daughter Fionnuala. When Aobh died tragically Lir married again, this time to a sorceress called Aoife who became their stepmother. At first, it was said, she loved them all dearly but as time wore on and she saw the affection the children were held in by Lir she became increasingly jealous. One day she took them away and once out of sight she placed them under an enchantment and turned them into four white swans at Loch Derravarragh. They remained there for over four hundred years and Lir had them entertained by poets, fiddlers and harpists as they sang of their sorrowful plight.
All prints, with the exception of the A1: 33”x23”, are printed by me in my studio. The A1:33”x23” prints are printed professionally by a top quality Irish printing company. All prints are reproductions made directly from the original painting/drawing and are as close to the original as is possible.
A4 8.30”x 11.7” and A3 16.5″ x 11.69″ prints are Signed Open Edition.
A2: 23.4″x 16.5″ Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 295 and are embossed as proof of authenticity.
A1: 33.1″x 23.4″ Prints are Signed Limited Editions of 95 and are embossed as proof of authenticity. It can take up to 10 days from received payment to complete this order and ship 33”x23” prints.
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