Creator Place of Birth

Nottingham, England

Creator Nationality

British

Creator Life Dates

1731-1809

Creation Date

1780

Description

During the late 18th century, London's Hyde Park was often used as a space for military exercises and encampments. In this scene, British regiments that pacified the anti-Catholic Gordon riots of 1780 are seen standing around a portable shelter in the park. In the aftermath of the uprising, the scene is peaceful, with its rolling clouds, large trees, and lounging troops.

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Provenance

"Published by John and Josiah Boydell at the Shakespeare Gallery; an engraving of the "Seats of the Nobility and Gentry of Great Britain and Wales, after eminent artists." Plate XCIV. Published as the Act of Directs by G. Kearsley, Sept. 1. 1780. Engraved by F. Chesham (1749-1806).

Medium

Engraving

Dimensions

6.75 x 8.25, 9.25 x 11 (in frame)

Catalogue Number

2015.41

Keywords

british print, engraving, hyde park, london, 2015.41

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