The crops in
Breaking up. Cheering Mr. Boycott.
|Main Creator:||Cole, Charles William., fl. 1880-1905, artist|
Labourers cheer in front of Lough Mask House, watched by the military. Somerset Maxwell guards the door while Mrs Boycott looks out the door. Captain Boycott looks out from window. C.W. Cole wrote the names of the people on the bottom of the drawing under their retropective person. Cole, himself, is depicted in the drawing, fourth from right.
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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.
This image is reproduced as a wood engraving in The Graphic, December 11th, 1880, under the title "The Joke of the Campaign: "Don't hurt the English Army", page 585.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen ; image 17 x 22.2 cm., pasted on sheet 26.5 x 34.6 cm..
Attributed to C.W. Cole, (fl. 1880-1905).