Mixed Media on wood, ready to hang.
Signed with a certificate of authenticity.
This artwork comes with an external frame
Longing, loneliness and hope weave through this poem, written about an old gypsy woman of the road who wishes for a little house all of her own out of the wind and rain.
"O, to have a little house!
To own the hearth and stool and all!
The heaped up sods upon the fire,
The pile of turf against the wall!
To have a clock with weights and chains
And pendulum swinging up and down!
A dresser filled with shining delph,
Speckled and white and blue and brown!
I could be busy all the day
Clearing and sweeping hearth and floor,
And fixing on their shelf again
My white and blue and speckled store!
I could be quiet there at night
Beside the fire and by myself,
Sure of a bed and loth to leave
The ticking clock and the shining delph!
Och! but I'm weary of mist and dark,
And roads where there's never a house nor bush,
And tired I am of bog and road,
And the crying wind and the lonesome hush!
And I am praying to God on high,
And I am praying Him night and day,
For a little house - house of my own -
Out of the wind's and the rain's way."
Padriac Colum 1898
Acrylics and inks on board. Comes with professional framing in charcoal or blonde wood and wide white matt.
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Framed and ready to hang
This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.
It comes with an external frame.
Framed dimensions - 65.0(W) x 65.0(H).
Artwork dimensions - 45.0(W) x 45.0(H).