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Melati Hewison - Oisin, King of Ireland
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Oisin, King of Ireland
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760 x 610 mm


Arcylic on canvas






This painting shows of Oisin and Niamh on their magical white horse as they ride off to the land of the young - Tir Na nOg.

Oisin's mother, Sadbh had been turned into a deer by a druid, Fear Doirich. She transformed back into a beautiful woman and she and Fionn (Oisin's father) married and she was soon pregnant. However Fear Doirich returned and turned her back into a deer, and she vanished. Seven years later Fionn was reunited with their son, Oisin, who went on to be one of the greatest of the Fianna. You can see her standing in this painting, watchings as her son Oisin and Niamh, the princess of Tir Na nOg ride off to the land of the young.


Private collection, Australia