John E. Redmond, 1916

John Redmond was leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party and Irish National Volunteers, which pressed for Home Rule. Lavery painted this portrait at the same time as one of Sir Edward Carson. When Carson saw them he quipped, ‘Ah, it’s easy to see which side you are on’. Redmond said, ‘I always had an idea that Carson and I would be hanged side by side in Dublin’. On Loan from the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin Collection and image © Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin