Trial of rioters. Ballinrobe - attempting to injure Boycott
|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 the interior of a courthouse with the prisoners in the dock and the court in session. The names of those attending at the court are inscribed in ink at top of image: J.R. Mc Sheehy Sqr, St R.M., CWC, Sub[...], McArdle prosc [sic]...Daly Defending. The word "Prisoners" is inscribed in ink l.r. under the prisoners themselves. According to The Graphic (December 11th, 1880) "the police court scene shows the magisterial investigation concerning a riot at Ballinrobe in November, when Captain Boycott was annoyed by the mob, and had to claim the aid of the military. The accused men were ultimately commited for trial"
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Title inscribed in ink l.l. on sketchbook sheet
Image published in slightly altered form as a wood engraving entitled "4. At the Ballinrobe Police Court : Magisterial Examination of Rioters on a charge of threatening Captain Boycott", as part of a series of illustrations on page 584 & 585, under the title "The Land Agitation in Ireland - Sketches from Ballinrobe and Lough Mask", (accompanied by a article "The Condition of Ireland" on page 579) in the Graphic, December 11th 1880
Physical description: 1 drawing pen over pencil on blue paper image 11.1 x 17.7 cm., on sketchbook sheet 26.4 x 34.2 cm.
Attributed to C.W. Cole