[Sketches of some of the prisoners and people at the trial of the rioters charged with threatening Captain Charles Boycott, 1880]
|Main Creator:||Cole, Charles William., fl. 1880-1905, artist|
Probably a sketch of the police court scene showing the magisterial investigation concerning a riot at Ballinrobe, County Mayo, when Captain Boycott was annoyed by the mob, and had to claim the aid of the military. The accused men were committed for trial.
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Inscribed in pencil on drawing on far left of sheet: Some of the prisoners.
Inscribed in pencil on drawing on far right of sheet: Jack Tunbridge, Summoner.
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.
Physical description: 4 drawings : pen ; images 13.8 x 9.3 cm. or smaller, pasted on sheet 26.5 x 34.6 cm..
Attributed to C.W. Cole, (fl. 1880-1905).