Detail form Gorta, 1946, by Lilian Lucy Davidson (1879-1954). Oil on canvas. 69.85x90.17cm. Copyright Estate of Lilian Lucy Davidson. Photograph: Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum/Quinnipiac Iniversity

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