[Sketch of Captain Charles Boycott flanked on either side by two men]
|Main Creator:||Cole, Charles William., fl. 1880-1905, artist|
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Twentyman was the commander of on of the troops of the 19th Hussars which were stationed at Lough Mask House, Counnty Mayo, Ireland. Honourable Captain MSomerset Maxwell was in charge of a group of volunteers to help Captain Boycott. Both Boycott and Maxwell carry guns.
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Inscribed in ink under each figure, their names. Under the man on the left, is "Col Twentyman, 19the Hussars". Under man on the right of Boycott, "Hon Somerset Maxwell". Under Boycott himself is the inscription "Capt. Boycott".
C.W. Cole spent time in Ireland working as a special artist for the The Graphic reporting on the events relating to the Irish Land League, 1880. At Ballinrobe he covered the so-called Boycott Relief Expedition (12th - 26th November, 1880), in which the army escorted the 50 "Orange Labourers", employed to save Captain Boycott's crops, to and from their camp at Lough Mask.
Image published as a wood engraving, in slightly altered form, entitled "Captain Boycott and his Escort", as part of a series of illustrations on page 516, under the main title "Sketches on the Road to Lough Mask : The land agitation in Ireland", in The Graphic, November 20th, 1880.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen ; image 11.1 x 17 cm., pasted on sheet 26.4 x 34.6 cm..
Attributed to C.W. Cole, (fl. 1880-1905).