Volunteers receiving the Island Banner, presented to them by his Lordship at Carisbrook Castle
Artist: Livesay, R.
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View of a regiment of the Newport Volunteers on parade at Carisbrook Castle on the Isle of Wight. The 13th century stone castle is situated on a hill, approximately one mile from the town of Newport, and overlooking the village of Carisbrook. The Loyal Newport Volunteers were raised by Ralph Leeke in 1803 in answer to a call from the King for volunteers to defend their country in case of an invasion by Napoleon. Volunteers were raised across the country to defend their own towns and this print depicts the volunteers in Newport on the Isle of Wight.