Prints by David Rooney
Desmond Ryan (1893–1964), London-born son of a radical Irish journalist, was one of the first forty students at St Enda’s, the progressive, Irish-language school founded by Patrick Pearse. He worked as Pearse’s secretary, assisted in preparations for the Easter rising, and served in the GPO. Becoming a journalist and a historian of Irish revolutionary nationalism, he wrote the first book-length biography of Pearse, and reappraised the rising through studies of the socialist republicanism of James Connolly.
- 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.
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