1916 Print Series - Cornelius Colbert
Prints by David Rooney
Cornelius ‘Con’ Colbert (1888–1916) was a small farmer’s son from near Athea, Co. Limerick. Working as a clerk in a Dublin bakery, he was a military drill instructor in Na Fianna Éireann, St Enda’s school and the Irish Volunteers. During Easter week he commanded a small Volunteer garrison in Ardee Street, moving in mid week to Marrowbone Lane. He was executed on 8 May.
- 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.