"On the dissecting table" - Again - Perhaps.
Gavin Duffy, in his farewell address when leaving Ireland, 1855, having described in moving language the disastrous events of six preceding years said-"A change might come, and that it might he fondly prayed ; but unless, and until the existing conditions altered there was no more hope for Ireland than for a corpse upon the dissecting-table." The above gives an idea of what might take place if the Ireland of '86 were like the Ireland of '55. But "a change has come," and our cartoon is but a picture of what might have been. The reality is very different.
|Main Creator:||O'Hea, J. F. (John Fergus), ca.1838-1922, artist|
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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[Dublin] : [P.J. Gormley], 31st July, 1886.
Supplement given away with the Weekly Freeman, 31st July, 1886. Price three half-pence.
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 29.1 x 44 cm.
Citations/References: Images of Erin in the Age of Parnell / L. Perry Curtis Jr. National Library of Ireland, 2000 ; (Fig 12) p. 28-29.
Attributed to John Fergus O'Hea, (ca. 1838-1922).