"The Most Noble."
Counsel for The Most Noble the Marquis of Clanrackrent [Clanricarde]. - "Gentlemen of the Jury, I put it to you, is my client as black as he painted?" ; Jury, unanimously. - "Yes! Blacker!!!.
|Main Creator:||O'Hea, J. F. (John Fergus), ca.1838-1922, artist.|
A caricature of 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.
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[Dublin] : [P.J. Gormley], 17th December, 1887.
Supplement given away with the Weekly Freeman 17th December, 1887. Price Three Half-Pence.
Physical description: 1 print : chromolithograph ; 44.1 x 28.6cm..
Citations/References: Plate 6 in L. Perry Curtis 'The Depiction Of Eviction in Ireland 1845-1910', University College Dublin Press, 2011.
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|Weekly Freeman 1887 December 17 (A)||
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