The Custom House - Dublin Ireland Metal Print
The Custom House - Dublin Ireland Metal Print by Mark Tisdale.
This Dublin Ireland metal print features The Custom House, a beautiful 18th century building. This was actually the second custom house to occupy the site. The first was built in 1707 but less than a century later was replaced by the larger Neoclassical structure we see today. Construction was started in 1781 and completed in 1791.
Even before the war for Irish independence, the large building had become obsolete. As ships grew bigger, the port of Dublin had moved further down river away from the old city. At that time it was no longer used for its original purpose but was still a government building, not only housing government offices but symbolically a part of Britain that stood in Dublin's center. As a result, the building was a target and was burned in 1921. The original interior was lost and the dome collapsed. In the decades that followed, it was rebuilt and today it houses offices for the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage. It's such an imposing part of Dublin's 18th century architecture it's hard to imagine it missing from the riverfront.
I would love to hear what attracts you to this particular Dublin metal print? Are you simply a fan of the grand architecture and old world European feel? Or have you visited Dublin and it made an impression on you? Or maybe you have a different connection entirely to The Custom House on Dublin's River Liffey? I hope you'll take a second to share your thoughts.
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Metal Prints - Product Information
Metal prints are a contemporary and stylish choice that will arrive at your door ready to hang.
The artwork is printed on a 1/16" thick sheet of aluminum that is then mounted on a 3/4" thick wooden frame. The wooden frame is recessed from the edge of the print giving the appearance of a thin high-gloss metal print that appears to be offset from your wall.
Each metal print is made to your order and printed using archival quality materials that should last a lifetime. Metal prints take 10 to 15 business days to produce and are shipped directly to you in sturdy packaging.
The only decision you will have to make when ordering your metal print is how large you would like it to be.