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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:20 am 
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The South Wales Uilleann Pipers Club have produced a limited run of 25 high quality prints of a previously unknown painting of an uilleann piper by Irish artist William Henry Stopford (1842-1890).

I purchased the original watercolour at auction earlier this year, and have donated its use to the Pipers Club as a fundraiser. The fine old painting shows a standing piper playing on a cobblestoned street alongside his dog. The piper is playing a single regulator boxwood set of pipes, with a popping strap and a fringed bag. The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1863.

William Henry Stopford was born in Cork, and was a noted painter of watercolours whose career is documented in the Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913). This particular painting was exhibited in Glasgow (1865), Perth (1870), Edinburgh (1872), Liverpool (1878), Glasgow (1883), Newcastle (1892) and Manchester (1899). A full write up on the newly discovered painting will appear in An Piobaire later this year.

The reproductions are printed on heavy high quality art paper and are individually numbered by the Pipers Club. The print image measures 11” x 14.5” , the same as the original painting. There is an additional 2” white border around the image making them perfect for framing.

Prints are available for £35/€40/$45 which includes all shipping costs. PM me here or email rhonndapiper[at]gmail[dot]com.

All proceeds go to support the activities of the South Wales Uilleann Pipers Club!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:01 pm 
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Thanks, Rick! I got mine in the mail today and it is superb: printed on high-quality paper with much more detail and color than the picture suggests. Worth every penny and more! I'm taking it to be framed today so that I can put it up in the house. Thanks again, Dan

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