Auction 133, Lot 248

"View of The Attack on Bunker's Hill, with the Burning of Charles Town, June 17, 1775", Lodge, John

Subject: Boston, Massachusetts

Period: 1783 (circa)

Publication: Barnard's New Complete & Authentic History of England

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.4 x 7.8 inches
29 x 19.8 cm

This dramatic engraving depicts this early Revolutionary War battle from a decidedly British point of view. While the result was a victory for the British, they suffered huge losses and the battle demonstrated the colonial forces ability to stand up to regular army troops in a pitched battle. The view depicts Boston and the conflagration in Charlestown with British ships in the harbor. It is enclosed in a picture-frame style border. Engraved by John Lodge from a drawing by Mr. Millar.

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Condition: B+

Toned with a tear in the right side margin, closed with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/1/2010

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