The "Devil's work" in Ireland
Balfour the Brave -"For you I have lied without shame, and tortured without pity. Bloody Graves, Ruined Villages, and Prisons crammed with your Victims, testify my zeal in your case. I dare do no more." / The infernal Clanricarde -"You have sold yourself to the Devil, and must do his bidding to the end." / "We understand that Mr. Balfour has at length refused the forces of the Crown to further aid in the wholesale extermination of his tenants by 'The Most Noble' the Marquis of Clanricarde"- Morning Papers/
J. D. Reigh.
|Main Creator:||Reigh, John D., fl. 1875-ca. 1914, artist.|
Caricatures of Arthur Balfour and Hubert George de Burgh-Canning, 2nd Marquess of Clanricarde (1832-1916), considered one of the worst absentee landlords in Ireland - his 52,000 acre estate in Portumna, Co. Galway was the main target during the 1887 Plan of Campaign which fought for fair rents for tenants [led by members of the Irish Parliamentary Party]; thousands of families had been evicted from his estate during the late 1880's, resulting in their mass destitution - a family living in poverty feature in the right background of the scene.
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[Dublin : William O'Brien], January 19th, 1889.
Supplement Gratis with "United Ireland". Saturday, Jan. 19th, 1889.
Physical description: 1 print : col. chromolithograph ; 39.6 x 28.8cm..
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|United Ireland 1889 January 19 (A)||
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.