Poland and Danzig [Gdańsk]
Twelve etchings by Fred A. Farrell.
[Frederick Arthur Farrell].
|Main Creator:||Farrell, Fred A., 1882-1935 artist.|
A portfolio of twelve large drypoint with etching prints by Glasgow artist Frederick Arthur Farrell, presented to President Douglas Hyde in January 1944 by President Władysław Raczkiewicz, (1885-1947) of Poland, who was then living in exile in London. Written in ink in manuscript hand is an inscription from Raczkiewicz to Hyde: "To His Excellency / Dr. Douglas Hyde / President of Ireland / as a token of warm and friendly feelings. / Władysław Raczkiewicz. / London, / January, 1944". This portfolio of etchings is numbered No. 28 of 50. Amongst the etchings are images of cities - Gdynia, Kraków, Gdańsk [then known as Danzig], Warsaw, Poznań, Lwów and Vilnius, Lithuania [previously known as Wilno].
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London : Vicars Bros., 12 Old Bond Street [n.d., ca. 1919-1930?].
Physical description: [12 prints] 1 portfolio : drypoint with etching, 4to.
Donated to the National Library of Ireland by former president of Ireland, Dr. Douglas Hyde [to whom it had been presented in January 1944 by President Władysław Raczkiewicz of Poland, who was then living in exile in London and who subsequently died in Ruthin, Wales in 1947].
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