Prints by David Rooney
Seán (John J.) Heuston (1891–1916), was born in Dublin and worked as a clerk with the Great Southern and Western Railway Company. He led the Fianna Éireann contingent that unloaded hundreds of rifles from the Asgard at Howth in July 1914. By Easter 1916 he was a captain in the Irish Volunteers and commanded the garrison of the Mendicity Institute on Usher’s Island, holding out for two days against overwhelming odds until forced to surrender. He was executed on 8 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.