1916 Print Series - Sir Roger Casement
Prints by David Rooney
Sir Roger Casement (1864–1916), born in Dublin, son of a retired British army officer, and educated in Ballymena. In 1892 he joined the British consular service in Africa and reported on the abuse of native workers in the Belgian Congo in 1904. He also reported on the exploitation of those working on the Putumayo River rubber plantations (1910–11), and was knighted. He retired in 1913 and went to Germany (1914–16) to raise an Irish Brigade to fight for Irish independence. Arrested on returning to Ireland, he was hanged in Pentonville jail on 3 August 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.