Emigrants Leaving Ireland – Antiquarian Tile Print
Emigrants leaving Ireland – Antiquarian print illustration on a Ceramic Tile Art with Crackle Glaze effect.
Each ceramic is individually printed and hand-finished in our Galway studio. They are float-mounted in a real-wood handmade frame.
- Framed Ceramic in Deep Box Frame : 230mm x 230mm (9 inches x 9 inches)
- Handmade in Ireland
Available in 2 colour styles:
- Blueware: Inspired by 16th Century Delft Tiles with their characteristic Blue and white colour.
- Greenware: An Irish variation influenced by vintage Delft Tiles: Emerald Green and white colour.
Note: This product is available in two colour options: Blueware or Greenware (see below for more details)
This print "Emigrants leaving Ireland" is taken from an 1868 engraving from the publication "An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack, Illustrated by Henry Doyle.
The image is of an Irish family waving off their loved ones as they leave Ireland.
During the Famine 1841-1850, it is estimated that 1.3 million Irish emigrated overseas. Of these, 70% went to the USA, 28% to Canada and 2% to Australia. The cheapest fares were to Canada, around 55 shillings, while a fare to the USA cost between 70 shillings and £5 (100 shillings). There were two ways one could travel; either in a standard class or steerage. Standard passengers had berths and could walk on the deck. Steerage passengers were crowded together below decks and often could not use the deck. For many emigrants, steerage was the most they could afford.
Each Ceramic Print is individually produced ensuring attention to detail and uniqueness - no two are exactly the same.
The images are printed and pressed one at a time onto our specially coated ceramic art tile with a printed faux crackle glaze effect. The effect gives a lovely warmth and antique character to the piece.
Blueware / Delftware Colour Option
You can have the image reproduced as a Blueware (Delftware) tile. This means all the colours are reproduced with a cobalt blue wash. These distinctive tiles in their characteristic blue and white give an added warmth to the product. a real feeling of history and familiarity.
Greenware Colour Option
Inspired by the 16th Century Delft tiles, our Greenware colour option reproduces the images with an traditional Irish Emerald Green wash. These unique pieces are distinctively Irish and are full of character and interest.
Frame outer dimensions is 230mm x 230mm
Deep Box Frame in Limed White colour (soft white) which shows off its wood grain finish. Handmade in Ireland with real wood. Ceramic is "Float-Mounted" which gives the illusion of floating within the frame. Shatter resistant clear glass protects the artwork.
Individually digitally printed and hand-pressed reproduction of an original engraving/illustration print.
There are 2 colour options:
Image is reproduced with a traditional Blue Wash – distinctive of traditional Delft Tiles.
Image is reproduced with a distinctively Irish Emerald Green Wash.
All Framed Ceramics are protected by bubble-wrap and cardboard packaging.