Major General Johnson,Who on the ever memorable 5th of June 1798, commanded his Majesty's Troops at the Battle of Ross. "And his lov'd Country by his Valour sav'd."
Published June 4 1801 by R.Woodburn, Dublin; and Colnaghi & Co, No 23 Cockspur Street, London.
Mezzotint. 505 x 355mm. Tear entering image at top repaired.
The 'Battle of New Ross' in Ireland was bloodiest of the 1798 rebellion. Casualties are estimated at 2,500 rebels and 200 Garrison dead. The attempt by John Kelly to seize the 'Three Bullet Gate' is referenced as the 'bearna bhaoil' (Gap of Danger) in the Irish national anthem. New Ross is in the background of this portrait.
CS: 27. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 6692] £480.00