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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Title: Frontispiece

Title of artwork:
Frontispiece
Artist:
Grey, Charles Malcolm
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Wood engraving
Engraver:
Grey, Charles Malcolm
Author:
O'Connell Centenary Committee
Title of Publication:
O'Connell centenary record
Publisher:
Joseph Dollard
Publication place:
Dublin
Publication date:
1875
Curator Comment:
The 'O’Connell Centenary Record' is a luxury bound illustrated volume that was produced to record the events organised to mark the centenary of the birth of Daniel O’Connell. The text includes a history of Ireland, a biography of O’Connell and an account of key political, social and cultural events in Ireland at that time. It included reports of meetings, resolutions of town-councils, letters from significant persons, copies of speeches and reviews of artistic events, in particular the creation of the O’Connell monument for the capital.
Note on artwork:
The title page bears an image of Darrynane, known today as Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell in County Kerry. The image was wood-engraved by hand by Charles Malcolm Grey and may have been designed by the engraver also.
References:
Strickland (1913) and Snoddy (2002)


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