Auction 102, Lot 535

"The Siege of Rhode Island, taken from Mr. Brindley's House, on the 25th of August, 1778", Anon.

Subject: Military

Period: 1778 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine,

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 6 inches
21.6 x 15.2 cm

Contemporary engraved view of attacking forces during Revolutionary War. The British occupied Newport in December 1776, and a long siege ensued that lasted until October 1779 when the British evacuated Newport. A fine view with numerous soldiers, encampments, and fires in the background. Published in the Feb. 1779 issue.

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Condition: A

Folding, as issued. A few soft creases. Modern coloring.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/5/2003

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