1916 Print Series - John MacBride
Prints by David Rooney
John MacBride (1865–1916), born in Westport, and a leading figure in the IRB in Co. Mayo. In 1896 he emigrated to South Africa, organising an Irish Transvaal Brigade to fight with the Boers in 1899. Afterwards he moved to Paris, where he married Maude Gonne. When they separated in 1906 he returned to Ireland and resumed his work with the IRB. Not involved with the planning for the Easter rising, he stumbled on it by accident and fought as adjutant to Thomas MacDonagh in Jacob’s factory. He was executed on 5 May 1916.
- 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.