1916 Print Series - Thomas Kent
Prints by David Rooney
Thomas Kent (1865–1916), from a farming family near Fermoy, Co. Cork, was involved in land agitation, the Gaelic League, and the Irish Volunteers. In May 1916 he and other family members fought a gun battle with police and military besieging their home, in which a police constable was killed. His brother Richard was fatally shot trying to escape as the family surrendered. Thomas was executed in Cork city on 9 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.