Address, illuminated

Collection object

Address H. 61.2 W. 45.9 Frame H. 77.3 W. 62.2
Illuminated address to Thomas George O'Sullivan Esquire M.D. from Guild of Bakers; by Henry O'Shea, Limerick. Text of address on a tombstone shaped panel at the centre of a rectangular frame of rustic poles. The central panel is flanked at the top by angels, one on left playing lute like instrument, that on right a harp, rising above urns of flowers. Below text three panels. Central panel arms of the bakers guild?; red shield with blue central chevron with three loaves? on; above scales suspended from a cloud, flanked by wheat sheaves; below chevron crossed paddles and wooden spade like implement. Shield has crest of a wheat-sheaf, and two stags rampant as supporters; motto under "In God is Our Trust". The Panels to either side have a central gold garlanded circle on brown background; within the left circle is a depiction of the City Arms, with city motto around on garter; at left is a red breasted bird on a ducal coronet, with motto "Lamh Foisdineach an Naechtar" (The gentle hand uppermost), crest and motto of the O'Sullivans. At top of the address itself are tinted oval photographs of O'Sullivan and his wife. The text thanks him for his 13 years service as medical attendant to the Guild of Bakers and wishes him and his wife future years of happiness; signed on behalf of the Guild of Bakers by Patrick Noonan, Master, John Hogan, Treasurer and John Hayes Secretary. Printer under frame is "Henry O'Shea, ???????. Limerick. In a gilded frame, with plain inner two orders, a raised band with plasterwork beading and an outer beaded edge; some sections of the plaster missing.

Henry O'Shea (artist)