Prints by David Rooney
Mary Perolz (1874–1950), daughter of a Protestant printer of French Huguenot origin and a Catholic mother, was prominent in Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizen Army. Shadowed by detectives, she substituted for the banned Countess Markievicz and addressed the Fianna Éireann festival in Tralee a month before Easter week 1916. Both before and during the Easter rising she carried messages between the leaders in Dublin and Irish Volunteer units in the country.
- 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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