1916 Print Series - Francis Sheehy-Skeffington
Prints by David Rooney
Francis Sheehy-Skeffington (1878–1916), was born in Bailieborough, Co. Cavan, and reared in Downpatrick, Co. Down. After graduating from UCD (1902), he worked as a freelance journalist in Dublin and became well-known for his pacifism, feminism and general non-comformity. Although sympathetic to home rule, he distrusted cultural nationalism as insular and reactionary and opposed military movements. He tried to prevent looting during the rising, but was arrested and summarily shot on 26 April 1916 on the orders of a British officer, Captain John Bowen-Colthurst.
- 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.