A brush with sketch artists


Madam, – Politicians’ tetchy relations with sketch artists goes way back (Miriam Lord, Dáil Report December 15th).

The Dublin newspaper cartoonist Frank Leah is on record in 1917 swapping a friend “a postcard” and “four originals” (one was of Éamon de Valera) for “a visitor’s pass to Liberty Hall or any other place” so that he could sketch “Arthur Griffith, Eoin McNeill etc.” Leah was art editor of the Freeman’s Journaland a regular contributor to the Evening Telegraph.¨ – Yours, etc,


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Omagh, Co Tyrone.