Going to Ballinrobe market day
"Ga 'an [...?] ye. Ye're as stubborn as B_tt [Boycott]" /
|Main Creator:||Cole, Charles William., fl. 1880-1905, artist|
Two men herding their pigs into Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland, for market day. Each man has a string in his hand attached to his pig's hind leg. In the distance one can see the weighing scales suspended from a building.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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Title inscribed in ink l.l. on image.
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 under the title "5. Going to the market: "Ga'an wid ye - ye're as stubborn as Boycott", as part of a series of engravings entitled "The land agitation in Ireland - Sketches at Ballinrobe", on page 556 of The Graphic Newspaper, December 4th, 1880.
Physical description: 1 of 2 drawings on the same sheet : pen ; image 15.6 x 8.8 cm., pasted on sheet 26.5 x 34.6 cm..
Attributed to C.W. Cole, (fl. 1880-1905).