Sitter: The Most Rev. Daniel Mannix (1864-1963).
Biog: Prelate and political activist; President of Maynooth College, Ireland, 1903-1912; Archbishop of Melbourne (R.C.) 1917-1963.
Date: 3 September 1920.
"In August the British government decided not to allow Mannix to disembark in his insurgent, Black-and-Tan-ridden homeland, and landed him at Penzance, Cornwall. 'The greatest victory the Royal Navy has had since Jutland', he quipped, 'without the loss of a single British sailor'."
Occasion: Visit to Britain c 9 August 1920 - May 1921.(1)
Descr: TQL seated.
Costume: Roman Catholic, habitus pianus ('undress' for Roman Catholic prelates).
Furniture & Props: -
Evidence of photographer at work: Quite heavy retouching.
No of poses: 5 (including oil painting based on an image from this series).
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Biog: Who's Who; The Times, 7 November 1963, p 17a & 12 November 1963, p 15a; http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mannix-daniel-7478
Occasion: The Times, 7 November 1963, p 17a.
Acknowledgements: David Hebblethwaite, Secretary of the Church of England Liturgical Committee, Westminster Palace.
1. The decision of the British government to forbid Archbishop Mannix, 'Australia's chief spokesman for the Sinn Fein', to visit Ireland or the main centres of Irish population in England and Scotland (Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow) attracted considerable publicity in the weeks following his arrival. (See e.g. The Illustrated London News, 14 August 1920, p 241.)