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