[Surprise of the Barrack of Prosperous]
|Main Creator:||Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist|
Original watercolour, pencil & ink illustration entitled 'Surprise of the Barrack of Prosperous', laid down on cream card and signed by George Cruickshank lower left of sheet. A reproduction of this illustration was used on page 61 in William Hamilton Maxwell's 'History of the Irish Rebellion in 1798: with memoirs of the union, and Emmett's insurrection in 1803', published by Baily Brothers, London, 1845. The illustration depicts the United Irishmen attacking the Militia Barracks in the centre of the town of Prosperous, Co. Kildare on Thursday, 24 May 1798 [which was garrisoned by 35 of the City of Cork Militia under Captain Swayne (31 privates, 2 sergeants and 1 drummer) and 22 of the Ancient Britons (1 lieutenant, 1 quartermaster and 20 privates)]. The militia were burned out, Swayne was shot and piked (his body was alter burned in a tar barrel by the rebels).
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[n.d., ca. 1844-1845].
Formerly at call number PD 4418 TA.
Physical description: 1 drawing : watercolour, pencil & ink ; sheet [laid down on cream card] 10.1 x 14 cm..
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Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.