Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
JCB Archive of Early American Images
Accession number:
11546
Record number:
11546-1
JCB call number:
D783 B259n / 2-SIZE
Image title:
The unfortunate Death of Major Andre (Adjutant General to the English Army) at Head Quarters in New York, Octr. 2 1780, who was found within the American Lines in the character of a Spy.
Creator 1:
Hamilton
Creator 1 role:
delin.
Creator 2:
Goldar
Creator 2 role:
Sculp.
Place image published:
[London]
Image publisher:
[Alex. Hogg]
Image date:
[1783]
Image function:
plate; following p. 694
Technique:
engraving
Image dimension height:
26.4 cm.
Image dimension width:
18.4 cm.
Page dimension height:
39 cm.
Page dimension width:
24 cm.
Materials medium:
ink
Materials support:
paper
Languages:
English
Description:
Execution of Major André. Military aspects include muskets or guns and pistol.
Source creator:
Barnard, Edward
Source Title:
The new, comprehensive and complete history of England ...
Source place of publication:
London
Source publisher:
Printed for the author: and Published by Alex. Hogg, at No 16, Pater-noster Row.
Source date:
M.DCC.LXXXIII [1783]
notes:
Major John André, a British officer acting under Sir Henry Clinton's orders, attempted to negotiate the surrender of West Point. Benedict Arnold, commandant of West Point, was discovered to be a traitor when André was captured. Because André was wearing an American uniform when he was captured, he was tried as a spy and hanged.
Time Period:
1751-1800
Subject Area:
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
geographic area:
North America
Subject headings:
United States--History--Rev olution, 1775-1783--Campaigns
Provenance/Donor:
Acquired in 1918.
Owner and copyright:
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary:

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