Thomas Ashe, half-length portrait

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When: 01 January 1915

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A fine Keogh portrait of the man who was probably, militarily at least, the most successful and least celebrated 1916 leader! One thing we can be sure of is that the outer end of the date range on this will be changed!

With thanks to today's contributors, it seems that this portrait of Thomas Ashe (dating to c.1914-1917 and part of a series published by Keogh brothers about the 1916 leadership) was widely used. There are examples of buttons and memorial plaques based upon it in the comment thread. The image also appears on the entry for Ashe (and his burial) at the Glasnevin Trust website. This entry describes that he died in 1917, from pnumonia and other complications (arising from his treatment, including forible feeding, while imprisoned at Mountjoy)....

Photographer: Brendan Keogh

Collection: Keogh Photographic Collection

Date: Catalogue range c.1914-1923. But certainly before 1917 (date of death).

NLI Ref: KE 2

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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