The Place given up to Plunder;...
- Hand-colored engraving on wove paper
- Sheet: 12 1/2 x 18in. (31.8 x 45.7cm)
...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:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- artillery | battle | military art | soldiers | wars
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Remi Parr, active 1723–1750, British, The Place given up to Plunder;..
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