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Attack on Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America, May 6th, 1814 (Oswego, New York) Open in full size

Attack on Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America, May 6th, 1814 (Oswego, New York)

Attack on Fort Oswego, on Lake Ontario, North America, May 6th, 1814 (Oswego, New York)

Notes

Inscribed in the plate, l.l. (trimmed):[Drawn by Captn Steele]; l.r. (trimmed): [Engraved by R. Havell & Son]; b.(trimmed, transcribed from Jefferys no. 623): [ATTACK ON FORT OSWEGO, ON LAKE ONTARIO, NORTH AMERICA. May 6th 1814. Published April 8th. 1817 for the Proprietor by R. Havell, 3 Chapel Street, Tottenham Court Road.] Inscribed in pen and black ink, mount l.l.: Drawn by Captn Steele.; l.r.: Engraved by R. Havell.; b.: STORMING FORT OSWEGO, ON LAKE ONTARIO, NORTH AMERICA. / May 6th 1814. A piece of paper (bearing title) probably cut off Acc. JRR 1175 is laid down vso b.

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Aquatint and etching coloured with water colours on wove paper. Sheet has been inlaid into a mount of wove paper.

Extent

283 x 405; sheet (trimmed with plate-mark) 290 x 413; mount 386 x 514 mm

Provenance

Gift of J. Ross Robertson

Contributor

Steele, William, fl. 1797-1827, attributed to

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

JRR 1168 Cab II