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“Squire Boru Giving Old Tarpaulin A Quietus In A Duel”
J Lewis Marks (c.1796-1855)
Published by Jones & Co, London
Hand-Coloured Etching with Aquatint
12.5 cm x 20.5 cm (24.8 cm x 32.8 cm (Framed))
Provenance: Dr & Mrs P G Wakely
A fascinating print which accurately depicts a 19th Century pistol duel with the seconds in place etc. From Pierce Egan (1772–1849), "Real life in Ireland: or, The day and night scenes, rovings, rambles, and sprees, bulls, blunders, bodderation and blarney, of Brian Boru, esq. and his elegant friend Sir Shawn O'Dogherty: exhibiting a real picture of characters, manners, &c. in high and low life, in Dublin and various parts of Ireland." London: Jones and Co., 1822.
Scarce. Illustration not in the British Museum as a separate print. See Yale B1981.25.1624.