In 2016 Danish artist Claus Havemann donated his painting “1916” to Richmond Barracks. The painting depicts the eyes of nine heroes involved in the Rising, five men and four women

Top row, from left to right, is de Valera, Jennie Wyse Power, Arthur Griffith. Middle is Michael Collins, May Gibney, Countess Markiewicz. And bottom is Margaret Skinnider, Joseph Mary Plunkett, Charles Stewart Parnell

Claus lives and works on Sherkin Island, West Cork from May till October every year and has done so for the past 40 years.

“1916”, oil on canvas, measures 190x134cm and hangs in The Mess CafĂ© at Richmond Barracks

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