Prints by David Rooney
Michael Mallin (1874–1916), was born in the Liberties in Dublin. Aged 15, he joined the British army as a drummer boy and served for 12 years, mostly in India, becoming a strong anti-imperialist. He returned to Dublin to work as a silk weaver and became involved in trade unionism. Appointed chief-of-staff of the Irish Citizen Army by James Connolly in 1914, he commanded the ICA garrison in the College of Surgeons during Easter week, and was executed 8 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.
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