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Creator:
Remi Parr, active 1723–1750, British
after Jacques Rigaud, 1681–1754, French
Title:

How Sallies are defended and repulsed;...

Medium:
Hand-colored engraving
Dimensions:
Plate: 9 3/4 × 17 inches (24.8 × 43.2 cm) and Sheet: 12 1/2 × 18 inches (31.8 × 45.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

...The Besieged not only defend themselves by firing from their Ramparts or Outworks, but make Sallies to interrupt the Works of the Besiegers, level the Trenches and nail the Cannon. The Grenadiers who were posted at the head of the Workmen to sustain them, oppose the Sallies, While the Troops who defend the trenches form themselves in order to repulse them According as the danger of Sallies is greater or smaller; the Besiegers make more or fewer Redoubts, which are square pieces of fortification, and being at the angles of the Trenches serves to defend and flank them. These redoubts ye Salliers endeavour to take possession of in order to be on ye Trenches to scour them with their fire; whilst they are thus engaged, Ye Horse move to cut off ye retreat of ye Besiegers.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1995.13.22
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | horses (animals) | military art | soldiers | wars
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4602
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