Gilham Stanes Formerly Corporal.62.d Reg.t Foot. Born at Brighton 1766.
Fine hand coloured etching. Platemark: 175 x 135mm (7 x 5½"). Very large margins.
A full-length portrait of war veteran, Gilham Stanes in part-uniform, on crutches, outdoors. A flagstaff can be seen at right, with a building in background. Stanes was severely wounded in the Irish Rebellion and discharged from the military.The Irish Rebellion of 1798 was an uprising against British rule in Ireland lasting from May to September 1798. The United Irishmen, a republican revolutionary group influenced by the ideas of the American and French revolutions, were the main organising force behind the rebellion. A short desciprtion of Stane's injury and his life after service is inscribed below the portrait.
[Ref: 33824] £160.00