THE FRUITS OF : ARBITRARY POWER; OR THE BLOODY MASSACRE, : PERPETRATED IN KING-STREET, BOSTON, BY A PARTY OF THE XXIXTH REGT. : IN WHICH MESS. SAM. GRAY, SAMUEL MAVERICK, JAMES CALDWELL, CRISPUS ATTUCKS, PATRICK CARR, WERE KILLED. . . .

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Paul Revere


THE FRUITS OF : Arbitrary Power; or the BLOODY MASSACRE, : Perpetrated in King-street, Boston, by a Party of the XXIXth Regt. : In which Mess. Sam. Gray, Samuel Maverick, James Caldwell, Crispus Attucks, Patrick Carr, were killed. . . .

Engraving, 1770.
Image size 8 13/16 x 8 5/8" (22.9 x 21.9 cm).
Overall in good condition.. The image and text are intact with no loss. At one time it looks like the piece was fitted into a small frame. The upper title block was likely folded under and the side margins trimmed close to the neat line. It has been professionally conserved and has been drum mounted onto 18th-century laid paper.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 73875
Price: $40,000.00
Publisher : Printed for and sold by W. Bingley, in Newgate-Street, Price 6d.
"Six others were wounded, two of them [Christopher Monk and John Clack] mortally." Four additional columns of text below the image along with two printed remarks that appear in the Henry Pelham version of the print. This is an English publication done later in the year that the Pelham and Revere prints were published. The composition closely follows the Henry Pelham or the first published account of the event. There are some changes that were added in the Paul Revere image, namely the addition of "Butchers Hall" on the building at right and the omission of “G.R.” on the sign of the Custom House also on the right. Therefore, it is very likely that the engraver had both versions when he engraved this variation. Proof impressions before letters are in the American Antiquarian Society and the John Carter Brown Library. This is a rare English variation of the Pelham and Revere prints. Important as it shows support for the American cause in England. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Historical , Revolutionary War

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