84th driving Boycott's cattle through Ballinrobe (Lough Mask to Hollymount)
|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 in 1880. This image shows Boycott's cattle being driven past the Monaghan Hotel in Ballinrobe by the 84th Regiment. They are being cheered on by the soldiers or gentlemen watching from the hotel windows and shunned by the crowds on the street. According to the Graphic, December 4th 1880, Boycott's cattle had to be taken to the Government Farriery at Ballinrobe to be re-shod when the frost set it.
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Title inscribed in ink l.r. on sketchbook sheet
Image published in slightly altered form as a wood engraving entitled "The Land Agitation in Ireland - Driving Captain Boycott's cattle from Lough Mask to Claremorris" on page 572 (accompanied by an article "The Agitation in Ireland" on page 555) in the Graphic, December 4th 1880.
Physical description: 1 drawing pen over pencil image 16.4 x 21.9 cm., on sketchbook sheet 26.4 x 34.2 cm.
Attributed to C.W. Cole