Représentation du feu terrible à Nouvelle Yorck, que les Américains ont allumé pendant la nuit du 19 Septembre 1776 ... et l'école des pauvres


Représentation du feu terrible à Nouvelle Yorck, que les Américains ont allumé pendant la nuit du 19 Septembre 1776 ... et l'école des pauvres

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Title:
Représentation du feu terrible à Nouvelle Yorck, que les Américains ont allumé pendant la nuit du 19 Septembre 1776 ... et l'école des pauvres
Title (alt.):
Representation du feu terrible a Nouvelle Yorck
Description:
Attributed to Frenchman André Basset, this print provides a fictional representation of the Great Fire of New York. This fire occurred September 20-21, 1776, less than a week after the British entered the city. In the print, flames and smoke stream from a row of houses as chaos reigns in the streets. Armed soldiers beat civilians, while African slaves carry trunks of goods from looted houses. Consumers could purchase Bassett's print and view it through a set of lenses to give the image dimension. With these lenses, the backwards title at the top of the scene would appear reversed.
Creator:
Basset, André, fl. 1749-1785
Date:
[1777?]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Views
Location:
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Collection (local):
Richard H. Brown Revolutionary War Map Collection
Subjects:
Great Fire, New York (N.Y.), 1776--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Vues d'optique
New York (N.Y.)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
New York (N.Y.)--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Places:
New YorkNew York
Publisher:
A Paris : Chez Basset Rue S. Jacques au coin de a rue des Mathurins
Notes:
Additional title from top margin (as characteristic of optical prints, series title is printed in reverse).
Extent:
1 print : etching, hand-colored, 24 x 38 cm.
Language:
French
Identifier:
06_01_009570
LCCN:
2004670218
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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