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Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway - Pen & Watercolor Sketch - Giclée Print.
Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway - Pen & Watercolor Sketch - Giclée Print by Bernice Cooke - Mounted to 8" x 10".
Bernice Cooke Art

Thoor Ballylee, Gort, Co. Galway - Pen & Watercolor Sketch - Giclée Print.

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Embark on a historical journey with "Thoor Ballylee: Yeats's Tower," a limited edition print depicting the 14th-century Hiberno-Norman tower linked to the renowned poet WB Yeats, situated in Gort, Co. Galway. This fortified tower, originally built by the influential de Burgo (Burke) family, echoes the rich history of the Earls of Clanrickarde, dating back to their establishment in Connaught post-1200.

The present stone structure of Thoor Ballylee, envisioned in the 15th century, stands on the foundations of a previous wooden fortification. The tower gained significant literary importance when WB Yeats acquired it in 1916. Despite its dilapidated state at the time of purchase for £35, Yeats, along with his architect, Professor William A. Scott, dedicated several years to meticulously restoring this historic building, its cottage, and outbuildings. Today, it's affectionately known as Yeats’s Tower.

The artist, Bernice Cooke, has beautifully captured the essence of Thoor Ballylee using pigment ink fine liner pens and watercolor pencils and paint. This process brings forth the architectural splendor and historical significance of the tower in vivid detail.

Printed on Archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper, each print in this series is made with professional light-fast inks, ensuring lasting quality and color integrity. These high-quality prints are individually titled, numbered, and signed by Bernice Cooke, adding a layer of exclusivity and authenticity.

Please note that each print is sold unframed and unmounted, and is shipped securely in a postal tube. While photos are available for reference, actual prints may slightly vary in color due to screen settings.

This art piece allows you to own a fragment of Irish history and literary heritage, though the image reproduction rights remain with artist Bernice Cooke ©2024.