Prints by David Rooney
Bulmer Hobson (1883–1969), was born into a Quaker family in Belfast. Attracted to Irish nationalism, he worked as an organiser and journalist. In 1909 he and Constance Markievicz founded Fianna Éireann, a republican scout movement. A member of the IRB supreme council, he became secretary of the Volunteer executive in December 1913. Favouring a defensive strategy and guerrilla warfare, he opposed the Easter rising, after which he was excluded from mainstream Irish nationalist politics.
- 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.