[Caricature by Éamonn Ceannt of himself playing the uilleann pipes, while in the background, seated on a cathedra a person wearing a mitre [possibly Pope Pius X?], remarks (in a speech bubble) "Oh I haf sooch a pain".].
|Main Creator:||Ceannt, Éamonn, 1881-1916|
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[n.d., ca. 1900-1912?].
Watercolour and ink caricature by Edward Thomas Kent (1881-1916), better known as Éamonn Ceannt, depicting himself playing the uilleann pipes, wearing a green hat and a traditional outfit [similar to a kilt] made of green coloured material, with a cloak draped over his shoulder, fastened with a penannular brooch - similar to the outfit he wore when photographed by photographer John Arnall [see cabinet card at NLI call number NPA POLF7]; featured here in this image on the skirt of his kilt is an image of a harp. In 1900, Ceannt and Edward Martyn founded Cumann na bPíobairí [The Piper's Club]; he won a gold medal at the 1906 Oireachtas and in 1908 travelled to Rome as official piper of the Catholic Young Men's Society to celebrate the jubilee of Pope Pius X and was invited to play before the Pope. For a sketchbook featuring other drawings by Eamonn Ceannt see NLI call number MS 13,069/55.
Physical description: 1 drawing : watercolour and ink, 29.4 x 17.9 cm..
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|PD CEAN-EA (1) II||
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