Camp. 19th Hussars by the Robe 'Everything damped save their spirits'
Banks of the Robe. Keeping up a good fire
|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. The Hussars were part of the Boycott Relief Expedition, called in to escort the 50 "Orange Labourers", employed to save Captain Boycott's crops, to and from their camp at Lough Mask. This image shows the soldiers cutting down trees for the campfire. In the distance a soldier tends to the horses
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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Title inscribed in ink l.l. on sketchbook sheet
Image published in slightly altered form as a wood engraving entitled "The Gay Hussar - Everything damped but his spirits" as part of a series of illustrations on page 520, under the title "The Land Agitation in Ireland" in The Graphic, November 20th, 1880
Physical description: 1 drawing pen over pencil image 10.7 x 17.5 cm., on sketchbook sheet 26.4 x 34.2 cm.
Attributed to C.W. Cole