Prints by David Rooney
James Connolly (1868–1916) was born to Irish working-class parents in Edinburgh, Scotland. A socialist activist, theorist and polemicist in Dublin, Belfast and America, he was an ITGWU organiser, a founder of the Irish Labour Party, and prominent in the 1913 lockout. Commander of the Irish Citizen Army, during Easter week he fought in the GPO as commandant general of the republican forces. Wounded in the ankle and unable to stand, he faced the firing squad strapped in a chair on 12 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.