Robert Emmet dressed in military uniform, in a pose reminiscent of George Washington, with his left hand on the hilt of his sword and the other hand outstretched, holding a bicorne hat with a large white feather in it. In the background a cottage on a shore of a lake with a mountain, church and round tower on the other side are dipicted. Underneath the image of Emmet are lines taken from Thomas Moore's ballad about Sarah Curran, 'She is far from the land', under the title "The Irish Patriot" - text reads: "He had liv'd [lived] for his love, for his country he died, They were all that to life had entwin'd [entwined] him, Nor soon shall the tears of his country be dried, Nor long shall his love stay behind him". With "Printed in Ireland" at bottom of sheet. Span dates of execution of print based on either the 100th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion in 1898 or the 100th anniversary of the death of Robert Emmet in 1903.
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[n.d., between ca. 1898 and 1903]
PD D17 formerly held at NLI call number PD HP (1798) 43.
Physical description: 1 print : planographic, image 53.4 x 43.9 cm., on sheet 75.3 x 55.7 cm.
Reproduction Note: Neg. no.: 22941
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland