1916 Print Series - Thomas MacDonagh
Prints by David Rooney
Thomas MacDonagh (1878–1916), born in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary, where his parents were both teachers, was a teacher, journalist and university lecturer, who wrote poetry, plays and literary criticism. Commandant of the Irish Volunteers’ Dublin Brigade, during Easter week he commanded the insurgents who occupied Jacob’s biscuit factory. Reluctant to surrender because of the impregnability of the position, he was among the first three rebel leaders to be executed, on 3 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.