Prints by David Rooney
John Maxwell (1859–1929) was a British army officer who spent most of his career in Egypt, and also supervised the concentration camps in Pretoria during the Boer war. He was British commander in Egypt when it was base for operations in Gallipoli and Palestine in the first world war. Appointed commander-in-chief in Ireland during the Easter rising, he exercised sweeping martial law powers, and oversaw the courts martial, executions and internment of prisoners.
- 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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