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Unknown Prospectus of an historical and allegorical picture, entitled the Siege of York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.10361 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Printed document Date: circa 1804 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 40.7 x 24.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Title continues: "or, the British surrendering their arms to General Washington after their defeat at York-Town, in Virginia, in the month of October, 1781." States that John Francis Renault is the creator of the work. Contains a description of the picture, noting that each subscriber pays twelve dollars for an engraving of Renault's work. Attests to Renault's patent of the picture. Printed at the Emerald Press. Docketed by Knox, who notes he paid five dollars and will pay the remainder "when finished."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Renault, John Francis, fl. 1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmSurrenderRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralPresidentBattleBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownMilitary HistoryContinental Army

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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