Monday afternoon. Market Day - Ballinrobe. Father O'Malley - alighting from car - giving a few words of advice to Good...
|Main Creator:||Cole, Charles William., fl. 1880-1905, artist|
C.W. Cole spent time in Ballinrobe, County Mayo. He was working as a special artist for The Graphic reporting on the events relating to the Irish Land League in the west of Ireland. At Ballinrobe he covered the so-called Boycott Relief Expedition (12th - 26th November 1880). Father John O'Malley, a local parish priest and also the president of the Ballinrobe Land League, directed the persecution of Captain Boycott. According to The Graphic of November 27th, 1880, this image depicts Father O'Malley explaining to "the peasantry in the streets of Ballinrobe the reasons for the abandonment of the proposed counter demostration to Fermanagh"
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Title inscribed in ink l.l. on image
Image published in slightly altered form as a wood engraving entilted "Father O'Malley advises the crowd" as part of a series of illustrations on page 529, under the title "The Land Agitation in Ireland - Sketches by our special artist" (accompanied by an article "The Agitation in Ireland" on page 531), in The Graphic, November 27th 1880
Physical description: 1 drawing pen over pencil on blue paper with white highlights image 14.2 x 14.4 cm., on sketchbook sheet 26.4 x 34.2 cm.
Attributed to C.W. Cole