Blackrock Lions (1959 – 2001)
Blackrock College Rugby Football Club is located in Blackrock, Dublin. The club was founded in 1882 by former pupils of Blackrock College Former Irish International and Lions members include Fergus Slattery, Ray McGloughlin, Hugo Macneill, Willie Duggan, Niall Brophy, Brendan Mullin, Shane Byrne, Job Langbroek, Tom Taaffe and current Irish international captain Brian O’Driscoll. Published in a single limited edition of 500 worldwide, each print is individually numbered and signed by Peter Deighan, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
Limited Edition (Worldwide): 500
Image Size: 483mm x 400mm Print Size: 22” x 19” approx.
About The Artist
Widely regarded as the world’s greatest Portrait and Sporting artist, his paintings hang in the most prestigious collections throughout the world. Among his earlier commissions were portraits of the comedian Eric Morecambe, footballer Jimmy Greaves, speaker of the house of Commons Selwyn Lloyd, Cardinal Basil Hume Archbishop of Westminster (His portrait hangs in the Vatican), Frederick Forsyth, Lester Piggott, Steve Davis and the first official portrait of the Prime Minister John Major. Some of his more noteworthy Irish portraits were of Peadar O’Donnell, Sean McBride, Charles J. Haughey and Michael O’Hehir which were unveiled on RTE’s Late Late Show in Dublin. As Peter’s reputation as one of the World’s leading Portrait Painters grew, he began to receive commissions from North America. His most notable patrons included Payne Stewart. Peter visited Payne Stewart’s home in Florida to paint his portrait, there he met and was commissioned to paint Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara. Shortly after the tragic death of Payne Stewart, Peter’s portrait of the golfer sold for £1.4 million. In 2006 Peter was commissioned by Dr. Michael Smurfit to paint the European Ryder Cup Team for the K Club. He has had commissions from major football and rugby clubs worldwide and has his paintings displayed in the Society of Equestrian Artists and in the annual exhibitions of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in London.