A Terrible Emergency!
Surely it is not credible, that the Government, having tied up Erin and walked off with the Constitution, are going to leave her to the tender mercies of her foes! The above is a not remote possiblity.
|Main Author:||O'Hea, J. F. (John Fergus), ca.1838-1922, artist|
Published during the land war in Ireland, Erin is bound by the belt of "coercion" and is flogged by two Orangemen (one wearing a crown). The whips used by the Orangemen bear the words "Bigotry" and "Eviction". Gladstone in the background walks off with "constitution" under his arm. This cartoon is a reference to the relief mission composed of Orangemen recruited to save the crops of Captain Boycott..ss
|Format:||Prints & Drawings|
[Dublin] : [James J. Lalor], 3rd November, 1881.
3 copies of this print available.
Supplement to the "Weekly Freeman", December 24th, 1881.
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 33.8 x 29.3 cm..
Citations/References: Images of Erin in the Age of Parnell / L. Perry Curtis Jr. National Library of Ireland, 2000 ; (Fig 7) p 23 & 25.
Attributed to John Fergus O'Hea, (ca. 1838-1922).