Lot 157: 1922 The Eire Page or Saint Brigid's Dream by Art O'Murnaghan, engraving. (2)

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Description: signed and dated [1944]
Dimensions: h:9 w:7in.
Artist or Maker: Art O'Murnaghan (1875-1953)
Medium: engraving; (1); illustrated manuscript letter; (1)
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by Mr Michael Glanville;
Private collection
Notes: A print of the 'Éire Page' signed in pencil by Art O'Murnaghan and dated 1944, framed.
This page, part of the unpublished Leabhar na hAisírghe (Book of the Resurrection), is believed to have been printed by O'Murnaghan and sold in order to raise funds for his book project. The print consists of Celtic filigree designs with insets of birds in volutes of initial E in Éire, overlaid on a list of Ireland's names and text shown through windows in the ornamental panels. Together with an illustrated manuscript letter (27 June 1944) from O'Murnaghan to Michael Glanville, the original purchaser.

The 'Book of Resurrection' formed part of 'The Easter Rising: Understanding 1916' exhibition at the National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin.
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