Rynhart

Gráinne Mhaol / Grace O'Malley Bronze Sculpture

Regular price $178.99

About this Piece

Born in 1530 as Gráinne Ni Mhaille, Gráinne was queen of Umhaill (Connaght) in the west of Ireland, and a fearsome trader and pirate. Ireland was under English rule and Gráinne was a known rebel to the crown. In 1593 she travelled to England to appeal for the release of her two sons and brother. Queen Elizabeth agreed on the condition that Gráinne end her rebellion and piracy against England (which she reneged upon). Gráinne died in 1603 in her home place on Clare Island.

Height: 310mm

About the Maker

Created by Jeanne Rynhart in 1981, Rynhart's bronze sculptures have been captivating people all over the world ever since. Each piece is individually handmade with delicate modelling, before a mold is made and the sculpture is cast in bronze. Finally, the piece is polished and finishing touches are added. 
Today the studio is run by Jeanne's daughter Audrey and her husband Les Elliot, who both manage the company from Glengarriff in West Cork.