Prints by David Rooney
William (‘Willie’) Pearse (1881–1916), was born in Dublin, the younger brother of Patrick Pearse. He followed his father by becoming a sculptor, and taught art at St Enda’s. A close confidant of Patrick, he was a keen member of the Irish Volunteers and served as a captain on the GPO headquarters staff during Easter week. He played a relatively minor role in the rising, and was unexpectedly executed on 4 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.
1916 Portraits and Lives is available to purchase from our online shop.