1916 Print Series - Joseph Mary Plunkett
Prints by David Rooney
Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887–1916), born to a wealthy Dublin family, was a poet and journalist. Interested in military strategy and tactics, he was instrumental in preparing the detailed plans for the Easter rising. His neck bandaged after a recent operation on tubercular glands, he served with the headquarters garrison in the GPO. He married his fiancée, Grace Gifford, in Kilmainham jail hours before his execution, on 4 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.