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Robert Emmet (1778-1803), Irish nationalist

Sitter in 2 portraits
Emmet was the quintessential Irish republican hero. His Dublin insurrection on 23 July 1803 ended in failure but his fame rests on his defence in court rather than his actions.

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The United Irish Patriots of 1798

after Unknown artist
coloured lithograph, 1798 or after
NPG D10700


Robert Emmet

by William Read, after Unknown artist
stipple and line engraving, 1841
NPG D21604