Prints by David Rooney
Helen Gifford (Donnelly) (1880–1971), daughter of a Dublin solicitor, was active with her five sisters in feminist and separatist organisations, and was also involved in land agitation and the labour movement. She posed as Jim Larkin’s niece when he entered the Imperial Hotel in disguise and addressed a large Sackville Street crowd from a balcony during the 1913 lockout. In the Easter rising she supervised the procurement and cooking of food for the Irish Citizen Army garrison in St Stephen’s Green and the College of Surgeons.
- 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.