Prints by David Rooney
Walter Edgeworth-Johnstone (1863–1937), son of a barrister and judge from Co. Donegal, played cricket and rugby for TCD, was a champion boxer and fencer, and fought as a British army officer in West Africa. Appointed chief commissioner of the Dublin Metropolitan Police in 1915, he urged that strong measures be taken against the Irish Volunteers and Citizen Army, and withdrew his unarmed men from the streets during the Easter rising. He continued as DMP commissioner throughout the war of independence and civil war.
- 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.
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