1916 Print Series - Francis Shaw
Prints by David Rooney
Francis Shaw (1907–70), was born in Mullingar and educated there and in Dublin. In 1924 he joined the Jesuits, and while studying in Germany in the 1930s developed an aversion to totalitarian movements and their utopian projects. He was professor of Early and Medieval Irish at UCD (1941–70), and a regular broadcaster on Radio Éireann. In 1966 he wrote a controversial article condemning Patrick Pearse for projecting a pagan concept of heroism and an alien republican ideology onto the Gaelic past.
- 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.