[View of the country round Boston taken from Beacon hill]


[View of the country round Boston taken from Beacon hill]

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Title:
[View of the country round Boston taken from Beacon hill]
Description:
View from Boston looking north, with Royal Irish camp, steeple of Old North Church (Christ Church) and rooftops of North Boston in the foreground, HMS Symmetry sailing on Charles River beyond, and rebel redoubts, enemy lines and camps, Charlestown, Bunker Hill, General Howe's camp and Mystic River seen across the river in the background; key below.||Titled ‘A drawn View of the Country round Boston, taken from Beacon Hill: by Lieut. Williams, in six pieces’ in the Catalogue of the Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829.||Titled 'A colored panoramic "view of the country round Boston, taken from Beacon Hill; by Lieut. Richard Williams, of the Royal Welsh Fuziliers, shewing the lines, redoubts, and different encampments of the rebels; also those of his Majesty's troops under the command of H.E. Lieut.-Gen. Gage, Governor of Massachusett's Bay, &c.;" dedicated to Col. James of the Royal Artillery' in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum, London, 1844-1861.
Artist:
Williams, Richard, active 1750-1776
Former owner:
George, III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Donor:
George, IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Date:
[1775?]
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Genre:
Views
Location:
British Library
Collection (local):
British Library Collection
Subjects:
Sieges--Massachusetts--Boston--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Boston (Mass.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Notes:
No. 4 of six sheets individually numbered by the artist, depicting the area around Boston as seen from the city during the siege after the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 1775). Signed with initials on plate no. 4: 'R.W.f:'. Title on plate no. 1 and dedication and production details on plates no. 2-4: 'shewing the Lines, Ridouts & Different Encampments of the Rebels also those of his Majesty's Troops under the command of his Excellency Lieut. General Gage, Governor of Massachuset's Bay &c &c. These Drawings are most humbly inscribed to Colonel James of the Royal Artillery by his obliged Servant R.d Williams'.
Watermark: Fleur-de-lys within coat of arms.
Copy at Maps K.Top.120.38.e. Exhibited: "The American War of Independence, 1775-84: a commemorative exhibition organized by the Map Library and the Department of Manuscripts of the British Library Reference Division", The British Library, London, 4 July 1975 – 11 November 1975. Uk
Extent:
1 drawing : ink and watercolour ; sheet 17 x 48 cm
Language:
English
Catalog Record:
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