Creation Date

1780

Era

1600-1800

Medium

Engraving

Dimensions

6.75 x 8.25, 9.25 x 11 (in frame)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.41

Creator Biography

Paul Sandby R.A., British, born in Nottingham, England, 1731-1809.

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.

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).

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Keywords

british print, engraving, hyde park, london, 2015.41

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