I drew and painted this illustration of Joseph Mary Plunkett who fought in the General Post Office during the Easter Rebellion as Commandant General of the Dublin Brigade of the Irish Volunteers.His aide-de-camp was the young Michael Collins who had returned from England to escape conscription into the British army. Joseph was one of the signatories whose name appears in the proclamation and was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He suffered from tubercolosis most of his life. He met Roger Casement in Germany and attempted with success to secure arms for the cause..After the surrender in Moore Street he was sentenced to death. Seven hours before his execution he married his childhood sweetheart Grace Gifford in Kilmainham Gaol.