A city scene with a river cutting through most of the painting. Crowds are gathered along the streets and bridge watching others swim down the river. The painting is surrounded by a white border with its name and painter at bottom centre.

The Liffey Swim Art Print

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The Liffey Swim was instituted as an annual race in Dublin in 1920 and became an important sporting event in the early years of the Free State. In the foreground of the scene, spectators crowd Bachelor's Walk to catch a glimpse of the swimmers while others enjoy a grandstand view from a double-decker tram. Further crowd throng O'Connell Bridge and the quay opposite. Yeats had, by this stage in his career, abandoned the strong outline of his earlier style in favour of broad, free brushstrokes and rich colours which have been rapidly applied.

National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.

All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.

Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)


Original Painting Information

Jack B. Yeats, Irish, 1871-1957

The Liffey Swim, 1923

Oil on canvas, 61 x 91 cm

Presented, Trustees of the Haverty Trust, 1931


© National Gallery of Ireland


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