Athchuinge Náisiúin na hÉireann, an Chomhdáil na Síothchána
Seághan MacMurchadha [Jack Morrow].
|Main Creator:||Morrow, Jack, 1872-1926, artist|
With original label on verso inscribed in black ink 'Original drawing by Jack Morrow for cover of 'Ireland's Appeal to the Peace Conference 1918'. A standing figure of Erin is depicted on the shoreline, her back to the viewer. She is under an archway with a banner above her in Irish: 'Athchuinge Náisiúin na hÉireann, an Chomhdáil na Síothchána' [which roughly translates to 'Petition to the Nation of Ireland, to the Peace Conference 1918']. Her chained wrists are broken and she bids farewell to peace on these isles with one hand and holds a white dove in the other; the sun is setting in the distance with ‘Pax’ [Latin for peace] radiating from behind it. Signed by the artist 'Seághan MacMurchadha' at bottom left of rock in foreground. Morrow was a regular contributor to The Republic [a separatist weekly founded by Bulmer Hobson], with his own full cartoon page entitled 'Catching Retreats' featuring in January 1907; from 1917 onwards he was active as a political cartoonist.
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[n.d., ca. 1918].
Formerly held at PD 4622 TB.
Physical description: 1 drawing ; pen and ink on card, 29 x 14 cm.
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Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.