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Thin Lizzy Black Rose 8.30”x 11.7" Print. Black Rose is possibly the most iconic of all my Thin Lizzy covers and it is certainly one of my most original graphics.

Size A4. Standard letterhead size: 8.30”x 11.7”, 210mm x297mm, printed by the artist on Oyster semi-matt high quality paper using lightfast archival inks. This is a reproduction made directly from the original painting and is as close to the original as is possible.

Philip wanted me to try to create, quite literally, a ‘black rose’ for the cover of the album of the same title. It was really difficult as I wanted more than just a rose, I wanted something that reflected Philip’s love of the poem ‘Dark Rosaleen’ by James Clarence Mangan: ‘Oh, there was lightning in my blood, my Dark Rosaleen!’
This was a song about the yearning for liberty from English rule and Philip knew it by heart (well, almost) and I added the final touch just as I was about to finish.
By the way: Roísín Dubh translates as Dark Rose (aka Dark Rosaleen)’
Another poem was the inspiration for the blood coming from the rose; it was a famous religious poem by one of the leaders executed in 1916 after the Easter uprising titled’ I see his blood upon the rose’, by Joseph Mary Plunkett.
Philip was electrified when he saw the final result and he rang me: ‘Jaysus, Jim, you have me sussed! It’s just like I imagined it but better. Effin brilliant!

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A4 (letterhead size: 8.30”x 11.7”)

A3 (double letterhead size: 16.5" x 11.69")

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A1 (33.1"x23.4")

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Thin Lizzy Black Rose Album Cover Original Artwork 1976 11x8" Print. Vintage Vinyl Record Album Art, Rock, Graphic Art, Wall Art.

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