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Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. - Giclée Print
Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. - Giclée Print
Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. - Giclée Print
Bernice Cooke Art

Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. - Giclée Print

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Step into the realm of Charleville Castle, a magnificent Gothic Revival structure located on the outskirts of Tullamore in County Offaly. This striking building, reminiscent of a chess set with its towering King and Queen-like spires, is set against the backdrop of an ancient Oak woodland, part of an estate gifted by Queen Elizabeth I to Moore Earl of Charleville in 1577.

The castle's story is as intriguing as its architecture. With the Moore family lacking a male heir, the estate was inherited by Charles William Bury, a mere infant at the time, who later became Baron Tullamore. Inspired by his artistically inclined wife, Lady Catherine Maria Bury, and under the expert guidance of Sir Francis Johnston, renowned for designing Dublin's General Post Office and Chapel Royal, Charleville Castle began to take shape in 1798. The construction, a labor of love and skill by Irish craftspeople, spanned fourteen years.

This limited edition print by Bernice Cooke captures the essence of Charleville Castle's distinct 'chessboard' style, a design celebrating Britain's victory over the third French Revolutionary expedition to Ireland. The original artwork, drawn with pigment ink fine liner pens and watercolor pencils and paint, is a tribute to one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Ireland.

Printed on Archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper with professional light-fast inks, each print guarantees the preservation of color and detail. Every print is a collectible item, individually titled, numbered, and signed by Bernice Cooke.

Note that the print is sold unmounted and unframed, and is shipped in a postal tube for protection. While reference photos are provided, actual print colors may slightly vary due to screen settings.

This print offers a glimpse into a pivotal moment in Irish architectural and historical heritage, though the image reproduction rights remain with artist Bernice Cooke ©2024.