1916 Print Series - Margaret Skinnider
Prints by David Rooney
Margaret Skinnider (1893–1971) was a Glasgow-born mathematics teacher of Co. Monaghan extraction. Joining the Irish Citizen Army on a Dublin visit, she returned to assist in preparations for the Easter rising. During Easter week she carried dispatches by bicycle in women’s clothing to deflect suspicion and took sniper duty in military uniform in the College of Surgeons. Critically wounded in a sortie, she was the most serious woman casualty among the rebels, and recovered after seven weeks in hospital.
- 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.