Under the day's declining beam. (2016)
Etching / Engraving by Aidan Flanagan


  • Etching / Engraving, Paper
  • From a limited edition of 30
  • Size: 11.81 × 12.6 × 0.04 in (unframed) / 7.87 × 7.87 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front

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Aidan Flanagan


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"Under the day's declining beam" is a photopolymer intaglio print with hand-colouring in watercolours, and is in a limited edition of 30 prints. The print was created for, and is included in the inaugural "Legacy National Fine Art Print Competition 2016" at the Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building in Sligo, Ireland.
Sisters Susan and Elizabeth Yeats were in the vanguard of the revival of Irish art and artisan crafts in the early part of the last century. As print artists they published many of the great Irish writers of their time including their brother W.B. Yeats, through their printing company Cuala Press.
In keeping with this theme, my print depicts "Thoor Ballylee" near Gort, Co. Galway, which was purchased and refurbished by W.B Yeats and used for holidaying by Yeats and his family. The title of the print is taken from the W.B.Yeats poem "The Tower".

Materials used:

Etching press, Fabriano paper, Akua inks, Watercolours, brushes.