Irish Revolutionary John Mitchel, With John Martin And Father John Kenyon
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Irish Revolutionary John Mitchel, With John Martin And Father John Kenyon

1866. Albumen paper photograph, carte-de-visite format, annotations in pencil and ink, printed photographer’s line and label to backing verso, 9 x 6.4cm. Slight scuffs and chips to upper portion, laid down on original backing.

Annotations read “Mitchel centre. On his right … Left Father [Kenyon]. Martin. Irish.” Photographer’s line reads “E. Gatel, Prédécesseur & Successeur de E. Bondonneau, photographe éditeur. Breveté s.g.d.g. Galerie de Valois, 173 Palais Royal, Paris.” Label reads “Lesage Artist’s Repository, 40 Lr Sackville St, Dublin.”

Known as “The Three Johns” John Mitchel, John Martin and John Kenyon were Irish activists who met up for the last time in Paris in 1866. Earlier, Mitchel was sentenced for 14 years transportation for treason, serving his term in Tasmania in 1850. There he met up with friend John Martin, who was also serving time. Mitchel escaped with assistance from a journalist from the New York Tribune in 1853 to the USA, where he became an active supporter of the Confederacy. Ref: Wiki.

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