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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Title: The Amateur Chucker-out

Title of artwork:
The Amateur Chucker-out
Artist:
Orpen, William
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Lithographic Reproduction
Engraver:
Photographic process
Author:
Anon.
Title of Publication:
The Abbey row
Publisher:
Maunsel and Co.
Publication place:
Dublin
Publication date:
1907
Curator Comment:
This satirical publication, modelled on the publication ‘The Arrow’, was created in response to the controversial Abbey Theatre staging of John Millington Synge’s play ‘The Playboy of the Western World’ in 1907. The title page declares it was not edited by W. B. Yeats. It was in fact edited by the Maunsel press owner Joseph Maunsell Hone, Page L. Dickson, architect, artist, author and journalist and a Frank Sparrow. Caricatured portraits and cartoons were provided by the brothers Richard Caulfield Orpen and William Orpen.
Note on artwork:
This cartoon, drawn in pen and ink by William Orpen, depicts a somewhat effete Hugh Lane, attempting to physically control brutish looking Abbey rioters.
References:
ODNB online; DIB online; Grove Art online


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