PADRAIC PEARSE. IRISH REVOLUTIONARY. EXECUTED 1916.
This is a brand new artwork and is part of a larger collection of Irish revolutionaries.
PADRAIC (PÁDRAIG) PEARSE was born in Dublin, Ireland, and was the author, along with Socialist leader James Connolly, of the Irish Proclamation of Independence.
One of the founder members of the Irish Volunteers Pearse led the seizure of the General Post Office in Dublin City Center in 1916 by the volunteers and was Commander in Chief of the Irish revolutionary forces who fought the vastly superior British Army to a standstill.
Pearse surrendered to prevent greater civilian losses and was executed by British firing squad on May 3, 1916, and buried in quicklime.
For good measure the British also executed his younger brother Willie Pearse.
This is a very limited edition of only 95 prints, large size A1 (32”x 22”) signed by me and embossed for authenticity.