About this Piece
Molly Malone - “Striving Against Adversity”
Molly Malone wheeled her wheelbarrow through the streets of Dublin City in the 17th century. Molly has since been immortalised in song, and in 1988 Jeanne Rynhart was commissioned to make a life sized sculpture of her, which is situated on Grafton Street in Dublin City. Jeanne has sculpted this keep-sake in the likeness of her original statue.
About the Maker
Created by Jeanne Rynhart in 1981, Rynhart's bronze sculptures have been captivating people all over the world ever since. Each piece is individually handmade with delicate modelling, before a mold is made and the sculpture is cast in bronze. Finally, the piece is polished and finishing touches are added.
Today the studio is run by Jeanne's daughter Audrey and her husband Les Elliot, who both manage the company from Glengarriff in West Cork.