The Reason Why.
1st Bandit (Lord Salisbury) perceiving a certain knight approaching.-"Look, heartless man, you have tied up this Girl in a "Savage" manner, I shall unbind her." / 2nd Bandit (G.O.M.)-"Hold! I am going myself to release this "most interesting creature". / Captive.-"I esteem at it's full value this sudden solicitude in my behalf - The reason why is not far off.".
|Main Author:||O'Hea, J. F. (John Fergus), ca.1838-1922, artist|
Erin is tied to a tree by coercive measures. In front of her are Lord Salisbury and Gladstone dresed as seventeenth-century bandits. A knight holding banner "Franchise Bill" and riding a horse comes to her rescue.
|Format:||Prints & Drawings|
[Dublin] : [P.J. Gormley], 11th October 1884.
Supplement given away with the Weekly Freeman of 11th October, 1884. Price three half-pence.
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 29.1 x 43.4 cm..
Citations/References: Images of Erin in the Age of Parnell / L. Perry Curtis Jr. National Library of Ireland, 2000 ; (Fig 10) p. 28.
Attributed to John Fergus O'Hea, (ca. 1838-1922).