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Creator:
Remi Parr, active 1723–1750, British
after Jacques Rigaud, 1681–1754, French
Title:
The Place given up to Plunder;...
Medium:
Hand-colored engraving on wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/2 x 18in. (31.8 x 45.7cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

...Tis very seldom that a place will expose & abandon it self to ye fury of the Soldiers. This Representation is added to give some Idea of the Cruelty of such a bloody scene. Language can't describe the Misery & terrors of the inhabitants who are exposed to the rage of the common Soldiers, nor is it possible fully to represent all ye Violence & barbarity's they commit in their mad fury, whilst pursuing revenge, lust & plunder. The Commanders by beating a Retreat are endeavouring to preserve ye Burghers & Houses according as they may be useful to them. -- London, Printed for R. Wilkinson No.58 Cornhill

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1995.13.20
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artillery | battle | military art | soldiers | wars
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4600
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