Orange. Dinner in the fields
|Main Creator:||Cole, Charles William., fl. 1880-1905, artist|
Scene showing the Orange labourers having their dinner under military protection, Lough Mask, County Mayo, Ireland.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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Title inscribed in pencil l.r. on sheet.
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 (slightly altered) in The Graphic, November, 1880, under the title "The Land Agitation in Ireland - The Orange Labourers at Dinner on Captain Boycott's Farm, Lough Mask", page 540.
Exhibited as part of 'Discover your National Library', January-November, 2010 at National Library of Ireland
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen ; image 15.5 x 21.8 cm., pasted on sheet 26.4 x 34.6 cm..
Attributed to C.W. Cole, (fl. 1880-1905).