An Colleen Bawn Celtic Painting
An Colleen Bawn
This artwork captures a representation from a haunting tale of Irish Folklore legends.
This tale involves a young woman called Ellen Hanley, she was only 16 years old and married for six years.
Ellen Hanley was a young woman of outstanding beauty with a bright and friendly disposition.
Her husband Scanlon, grew tired of his young bride and plotted her muder with his servant, Stephen Sullivan.
On a boat trip, Sullivan shot Ellen with his musket. He removed her clothing. Finally he tied a rope from a stone, and dumped her body overboard into the River Shannon.
Six weeks later her body washed ashore at Moneypoint in County Clare.
A trial took place where Scanlon was defended by the famous lawyer Danial O’Connell. The court found him guilty and sentenced him to death.
Sullivan’s trial took place shortly after Scanlons. He also received a guilty verdict and sentenced to death on the gallows.
Elleen Hanley is buried at Burrane Cemetery near Kilrush in County Clare. Today, a Celtic Cross remains at the head of her grave.
Here lies the Colleen Bawn
Murdered on the Shannon
July 14th 1819 RIP
‘An Colleen Bawn’ Celtic Painting
Artist: KT McCaffrey
This original oil painting is one of KT McCaffrey’s most dramatic oil paintings. This celtic art inspired painting captures a young and beautiful Celtic Flautist in her traditional costume.
The artwork measures 50 cm width by 60 cm height on a stretched canvas.
The artist supplies this painting with a studio frame for safe delivery. We recommend that you purchase your preferred style of mount and frame to match your environment.
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Artist: KT McCaffrey
KT McCaffrey is an Irish artist with a great interest in Ireland’s cultural and storytelling heritage. He studied graphic design at the National College of Art in Dublin.
KT McCaffrey lives in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, near Dublin. The artist likes to surround himself with everything he loves in life. He has a great passion for Irish literature, music, Celtic Folklore and the beauty of the Irish countryside.
KT McCaffrey blends all this to create his own style of art. KT has great respect for the Irish stained-glass artist Harry Clarke. Harry’s style is visible in many of KT’s paintings. The artist has created more than 80 oil on canvas paintings. Every brushstroke creates a rich composition with strong color contrasts, illustration and patterns.
Many of KT’s paintings capture a moment in time through the art of storytelling. These paintings showcase scenes from Ireland’s tales of Folklore and Mythology.
For a more in depth look at KT McCaffrey’s journey as an artist, check out our blog post detailing his career.