Prints by David Rooney
Augustine Birrell (1850–1933), was born near Liverpool, and elected a Liberal MP in 1889. In January 1907 he became chief secretary for Ireland, and took a constructive approach to Irish problems, supporting home rule. He resisted calls to disarm the Irish Volunteers, and was taken by surprise by the Easter rising, for which he accepted political responsibility, resigning his position in May 1916.
- The portrait is lithograph printed onto 500x 500mm (image area 280x270mm) cuts of uncoated Munken Lynx rough paper (170 g/m2), signed and numbered by David Rooney and limited to just 100 pressings.
- Prints conveniently fit Ikea ‘RIBBA’ frames.
Illustrator David Rooney’s artwork features in publications by The Folio Society, London, and in cultural centres such as the Titanic Experience, Belfast, King John’s Castle, Limerick; and the Stonehenge visitor centre.