About 'The Eating on The Stairs'
The artist was compelled to place Mr Tayto in one of the most important works in the National Gallery of Ireland:
The Meeting on the Turret Stairs (or Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs), a 1864 watercolor painting by Frederic William Burton. In 2012 It was voted by the Irish public as Ireland's favourite painting, from among 10 works shortlisted by critics.
The subject of the painting is the love story of Hellelil, who fell in love with her personal guard Hildebrand. In this version, 'The Eating on The Stairs' (by Alexis), Hellelil has a forbidden love of eating crisps...
George Eliot noted about the original: ‘The subject might have been made the most vulgar thing in the world – the artist has raised it to the highest pitch of refined emotion’.
And indeed, the The Eating on The Stairs, may have now raised the humble crisp to the highest pitch of refined emotion...
An original painting by Alexis Bannerman.
Available as framed print in various sizes and price ranges, from postcard prints to museum quality limited prints!
Our museum quality prints are:
-hand signed and titled by the Artist Alexis herself!
- They are framed with solid wood, with uv proof, shatterproof glass, and locally made by our friends in Clonakilty!
-The prints are mounted and produced by local fine art photographer Steven Hayes! He prints with ink that lasts up to 200 years-so you can hand Tayto Fine Art down the generations ;)