Image of Charles Stewart Parnell
the image of this silk portrait was kindly
donated by John Hartwig, USA

Chas. S. Parnell, M.P.

Ireland's Defender and Friend


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 418 not recorded not recorded
 
Words:
Woven on silk:-
 
 
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
WOVEN IN PURE SILK 
 
Chas. S. Parnell, M.P.
Ireland's Defender and Friend.

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm deep by cm wide

Comments:
Other comments:
Parnell was born in Ireland in 1846.
He was elected a Member of Parliament in 1875 and visited America in 1878.
In May 1880 he was elected Chairman of the Home-Rule (for Ireland) party in the British House of Commons - a cause for which he fought with extreme vigour all his life.
He was given the Freedom of Dublin and was often called 'the uncrowned King of Ireland'.
He died on 6 October 1891.

Godden mentions that three versions are known, being -

133: The portrait with no woven spray of shamrock or Irish harp below the portrait [so412 on this site.].

133a: The same portrait, with the addition of an Irish harp and a spray of shamrock woven across the jacket, [so416 on this site.]

133b: As the image of 133a, but with the amended title printed on the card-mount THE LATE CHARLES STEWART PARNELL [so420 on this site.]. This issue, of course, dates from after his death in October 1891.

Since the publication of Godden's book, the silk and title featured above on this page has been added as the fourth title.

From a paper envelope used to post the original pictures and portraits, it is confirmed the flowers are Shamrock and an Irish Harp. 

 



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