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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Fitzgerald, William

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Biography: William Fitzgerald (active c.1875-1880) was a member of the Dublin Sketching Club, exhibiting with the organisation in the 1870s and 1880s. Two publications illustrated by Fitzgerald are held in the Trinity College Library, Dublin: the anonymously published anti-Roman Catholic satire, 'The talk of the road; showing how Irish people talk about Irish doings when they get a quiet place at the back of a ditch or under a hedge' (1876), and the cover for the sheet-music of 'Good Old T.C.D.' (1878?) with words by Harry Perry Ringwood and music by T.M. Hamilton Jones Orr. The illustration, like the related song, is a Trinity College in-joke, and contains Fitzgerald's caricatures of ‘the worthies of this ancient place’ including the then Provost, Humphrey Lloyd (1800–1881).

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