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Sean Keeting's "An Allegory," from 1922, which shows the class structure of the free state. We see the priest and the gombeen man plotting and planning, the poor are still the poor, the patriot is being buried, while the Big House still lords it over all - even if faded from its former glory.

 

 

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Sean Keeting's "Night Candles are burnt out." 1929. Another wonderful depiction of the free state. We see that the IRA hero must now bow down to the capitalist. The priest is still reading his book to candle light, while, in the background the new Shannon hydro-electric station is being built. Not sure what the hanging man represents, some say it's Old Ireland being hung.

 

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