.Ha'penny Bridge, Dublin, Ireland - Archival Print
Hand painted in gouache which is an opaque watercolour, these illustrations are inspired by my own happy childhood memories of road trips around Ireland's countryside and towns with my family in the late 60's and 70's (I'm a fine vintage). And yes, we drove a VW minibus and you'll see one or two popping up in this collection and if you look carefully you will see one in this picture!
They are printed on beautiful archival watercolour paper with archival pigment inks thus ensuring your lovely print will last a lifetime and the vibrant colours will not fade. The paper is especially made for art prints and it is difficult to tell the print from the original painted work. Each print is also signed by me.
The A4 print is packaged with love and care in a clear plastic sleeve and a protective stiff envelope. A3 and A2 prints are shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube to ensure their safe arrival.
Our frames are bespoke white wooden frames handmade in Greystones, Co. Wicklow.
A4 print measures 8.25" x 11.5" (21cm x 29cm); A3 print measures 11.69" x 16.53" (29.7cm x 42 cm); A2 print measures 16.53" x 23.39" (42cm x 59.4cm)
The iconic Ha'penny Bridge also known as the Liffey Bridge, a pedestrian bridge along the Liffey River in Dublin. Before the Ha'penny Bridge was built there were seven ferries, operated by a William Walsh, across the Liffey. The ferries were in a bad condition and Walsh was informed that he had to either fix them or build a bridge. Walsh chose the latter option and was granted the right to extract a ha'penny toll from anyone crossing it for 100 years thus the source of its name.