West of Lough Mask
Vaccination in a Country Dispensary Connaught
|Main Creator:||Cole, Charles William., fl. 1880-1905, artist|
Main title inscribed in ink l.l. on sketchbook sheet. Subtitle inscribed in ink l.r on image. C.W. Cole spent time in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo employed as a special artist for 'The Graphic' reporting on the events relating to the Irish Land League in the west of Ireland in 1880. This drawing shows mothers bringing their children to be vaccinated by the doctor. This image was published in slightly altered form as a wood engraving entitled "A Vaccination Station in Connaught, Ireland" on page 620 [accompanied by an article "The Land Agitation in Ireland" on page 611] in 'The Graphic', December 18th, 1880. According to the artist C.W. Cole in the aforementioned article "The vaccination scene was taken in the wild and dangerous district of Lough Mask. It is the Village Dispensary. The Dispensary Doctor - so often a kind, patient doctor and a sportsman combined - is a leading character in Irish country life. The women trudge many miles, often barefooted, with their little trots tucked away, without any recognition of their being breathing animals, on their backs under their big cloaks...".
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Physical description: 1 drawing : pen over pencil, image 16.9 x 10.9 cm., on sketchbook sheet 26.4 x 34.2 cm.
Attributed to C.W. Cole
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|PD 2196 TX 59||
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland