View of part of the town of Boston in New-England and Brittish[sic] ships of war landing their troops! 1768
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An engraved print depicting British soldiers landing in Boston Harbor in 1768. The troops were sent to Boston after riots erupted following the passage of the Townshend Acts in London in 1767. Several British warships are shown in the harbor and British soldiers can be seen marching down Long Wharf into the city. A partial view of the city of Boston can be seen in the background with seven prominent church steeples and the cupola of Faneuil Hall. A key printed beneath the print identifies Long Whart, Hancock's Wharf, North Battery, and eight of the warships. Additional text beneath print describes the event in sarcastic terms. A cartouche in the lower right corner of the print mockingly dedicates the print to the Earl of Hillsborough who ordered the British troops to Boston The cartouche shows a Native American, symbol of colonial America, with his foot on the neck of a British solider. Publication date based on an advertisement in the Boston Gazette, April 16, 1770. The original design for this print was formerly and inaccurately attributed to the painter Charles Remick. Remick, however, may have assisted in the hand-coloring of the print. Western Bank Note & Engraving Co. Original version: Boston : Paul Revere, . Gift: Bank of America. BRL Engraved, printed & sold by Paul Revere, Boston.
|Revere, Paul, 1735-1818|
|Boston Public Library|
|Alfred L. Sewell Chicago, Ill|
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