1916 Print Series - Patrick Pearse
Prints by David Rooney
Patrick Henry Pearse (1879–1916), was born in Dublin, the son of an English stone carver and sculptor. A keen Gaelic Leaguer, he edited An Claidheamh Soluis (1903–9) and in 1908 founded the progressive Irish-Ireland St Enda’s school. In 1914 he became director of military organisation of the Irish Volunteers, and later a member of the IRB military committee that planned the rising. Author and signatory of the Proclamation of the Republic, he commanded the republican forces during Easter week, ordering their surrender on 29 April. He was executed 3 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.