Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
JCB Archive of Early American Images
Record:
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
Provenance/Donor :
Acquired in 1918.
Owner and copyright :
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
Commentary :
geographic area :
North America
Subject Area :
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject headings :
United States--History--Rev olution, 1775-1783--Campaigns

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