"The Dead Rabbit" HE Canvas

Size & Format: S - Rolled

Size & Format

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Sale price£960.00

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Story Behind the Painting

The Dead Rabbit was originally created for “The Dead Rabbit Bar” in New York; a multi- award-winning Irish bar, set up by Belfast men Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry in 2013. It was commissioned to mark the bar’s fifth anniversary. The Rabbit character is inspired by John Morrissey, historical leader of the Dead Rabbits gang, an Irish American criminal street gang active in Lower Manhattan in the 1830s to 1850s.

The rabbit is painted to portray a disturbed character, cigarette in mouth and sporting bandages from a recent fight. It represents a journeyman who has been there and done that, not someone to mess with. It is emblazoned with symbolic elements, some of Ireland, with a shamrock and Guinness pint and trademarks of Terry’s work such as the words 'Hope', 'Honour', 'Trust' and 'Justice' and the docker and baby doll painted in the rabbits ears. Viewers should keep coming back to the image because they always find something new in it, maybe something they didn’t see before or something they interpret differently on different viewings. The artwork marries oil and acrylic paints, charcoal, graphite, as well as colouring and drawing pens to create a haunting, multi-layered effect.

It now hangs prominently behind the point station on the bar's second floor and is intended to signify the beginning of the Rabbit’s transformation from a cartoon character to one in real life.


Edition 1 of 1

A hand-embellished canvas is a unique 1 of 1 original piece.
Editions are produced from a limited number. Once limited editions are sold out, they will never be reproduced and will only be available as hand-embellished canvases.



Our canvas prints are high-quality giclee prints produced on artists' canvas and are signed by the artist himself. Each canvas is given a unique number from the limited edition produced from the original. Every canvas print comes with a certificate of authenticity, also signed by the artist.



Once printed, hand-embellished orders are taken by the artist back to his studio where he personalises each one using either paint, pencil, or pen. He adds colour or detail that is unique to your piece making them an original, one-off piece. These pieces are numbered 1/1 and also come with a certificate of authenticity.



  Small Large
Rolled / Stretched* 22" x 36" 34" x 50"
Framed (Floating Frames)* 24" x 38" 36" x 52"
Framed (All Other Frames)* 34" x 48" 46" x 62"

* Dimensions are estimates based on the size of the printed image and the typical size of the standard frames we use. For a custom-sized piece, please contact our Bangor gallery.


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