1916 Print Series - John Edward Redmond
Prints by David Rooney
John Edward Redmond (1856–1918), was born in Dublin and reared mostly in Co. Wexford. Elected nationalist MP for New Ross in 1881, he was the leading figure among those who stayed loyal to Parnell in the split of 1890–1. From 1900 he led the re-united Irish Party and after 1906 pressed the Liberal government to introduce a home rule bill, which became law in 1914. His support for Britain’s war effort split Irish nationalism and contributed to his party’s demise. He was horrified by the Easter rising, but called for leniency for those involved.
- 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.