Irish Volcano

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1863-1879 (circa)


Works (1911), 605.

Scholarly Commentary


This subject for an unexecuted picture is described in a notebook now in the collection of Duke Library. If completed, this caricature would have depicted “a whiskey-bottle, with little Irishmen swarming up it, and taking fire at the mouth.” An “Irish Volcano” was a term commonly used by English politicians to deride Irish patriots as ineffectual blusterers.

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