The "Land Bill" Mirage
Erin - Be these juggling fiends no longer believed, / Who palter with us in a Double Sense; / That keep the word of promise to our ear / And break it to our hope. -.
|Main Creator:||O'Hea, J. F. (John Fergus), ca.1838-1922, artist|
Erin manacled and stranded in a desert between two camels signifying "The Constitution" and "Liberty". Two Liberal ministers thumb their noses while riding away on camels signifying "Ways and Means" and "Estimates". Erin gazes at a mirage in the sky showing a prosperous farmhouse, abundant crops, and a scroll labeled "Irish Land Bill".
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[Dublin] : [P.J. Gormley], 19th March, 1881.
Supplement given away with the Weekly Freeman, 19th March, 1881.
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 25.4 x 29.1 cm..
Citations/References: Images of Erin in the Age of Parnell / L. Perry Curtis Jr. National Library of Ireland, 2000 ; (Fig 6.) p. 24.
Attributed to John Fergus O'Hea, (ca. 1838-1922).
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|PD Weekly Freeman 1881 March 19 (A)||
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