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Bloody Massacre Perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of ye 29th Regt. The, [plus three columns of six lines each and legend below].

  • ARTIST: Jonathan Mulliken

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1770

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 7 7/8 x 8 9/16" (200 x 218 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Signed within image Jona. Mulliken Newbury Port sc."Legend continues - First column "Unhappy Boston see thy Sons deplore, : Thy hallow'd Walks besmear'd with guiltless gore- : While faithless P-n and his savage Bands. : With murd'rous Rancour stretch their bloody Hands : Like fierce Barbarians grinning oer their Prey : Approve the Carnage and enjoy the Day." Second column "If scalding drops from rage from Anguish Wrung. : If speechless Sorrows Lab'ring for a Tongue : Or if a weeping World can ought appease : The plaintive Ghosts of Victims such as these : The Patriot's copious Tears for each are shed. : A glorious Tribute which embalms the Dead." Third column "But know Fate summons to that awful Goal- : Where Justice strips the Murdrer [sic] of his Soul - Should venal C-ts the scandal of the Land. : Snatch the relentless Villain from her hand : Keen execrations on this Plate inscrib'd : Shall reach a Judge who never can be brib'd." Lower legend "The unhappy Sufferers were Messr. Saml Gray, Saml Maverick, Jams Caldwell, Crispus Attucks, Patk Car : Killed. / Six wounded / two of them (Christr Monk, John Clark) Mortally." Three prints were produced in America in 1770 of this event. The first by Henry Pelham, the second by Paul Revere, and the third by Jonathan Mulliken. The Mulliken was copied from the Revere engraving.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Printed on laid paper, no watermark.

  • CONDITION: Overall good condition for the rariety of this image with good original color. Toning of the sheet overall, minor paper loss at the sheet corner edges, skillfully repaired. Backed on Japan paper.

  • REFERENCE: Brigham plate 15.

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