The Prince's job of whitewashing
(Immediately on landing the Prince of Wales packed off Earl of Spencer by special train to hide himself.) Spencer - Making a capital job of it, your Royal Highness. Looks as good as new. H.R.H. - Put in your head and be hanged to you! If the Irish people catch sight of that Maamtrasna mug of yours they'll tear down the rotten old house about us/
J. D. Reigh.
|Main Creator:||Reigh, John D., fl. 1875-ca. 1914, artist|
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales [later King Edward VII] and the Princess of Wales visited Dublin in 1885; the Prince of Wales is depicted in this illustration white-washing part of Dublin Castle where John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, (1835-1910) whose tenure as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland has just ceased, is shown with his head out of the window. Spenser attracted much criticism for his handling of a group of murders in Maamtrasna, Co. Mayo which saw an innocent man, Myles Joyce, hanged in Galway in 1882.
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[Dublin : William O'Brien], April 11th, 1885
Supplement Gratis with "United Ireland". Saturday, April 11th, 1885.
Physical description: 1 print : col. chromolithograph ; 25.6 x 28.2 cm..
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|United Ireland 1885 April 11 (A)||
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