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Chromolithograph

1998.5014 (RS22465)

Description

Five chromolithographs illustrating the Mexican War mounted on canvas roll. From left to right: 1. "General Scott's Grand Entry into the City of Mexico, September 14, 1847"-- Pictures Scott mounted on white horse lifting his hat w/ American soldiers on horseback and wounded Mexican soldiers at their feet. 2. [untitled]-- Battle scene between American soldiers in blue and Mexican soldiers in green w/ building in background. 3. "Storming the Palace Hill at the Battle of Monterey"-- American soldiers on horseback at base of mountain, foot soldiers ascending hill on which stands a fort. Cannon fire issuing from embrasures. 4. "Battle of Buena Vista Fought February 23, 1847"-- Battle scene showing American soldiers defeating Mexican soldiers. Caption details casualties. Mountains, artillery and foot soldiers in background. 5. "Battle of Churubusco near the City of Mexico Aug. 19, 1849"-- Battle scene w/ American foot soldiers on right, 2? American and Mexican soldiers on horseback on right. City of Mexico in background. Caption describes casualties.

Details

Maker
Baillie, James (Maker)
Date
1847-1848
Inscriptions
#1: ""Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1848, by J. Baillie in the Clerk's office of the Dist court of the Southn Distt of N.Y."" #2: [no inscription--edge covered w/ tape] #3: ""LITH. PUB. BY J. BAILLIE, 88 ST NEAR 3 AVE. N.Y."" #4: [same inscription as #1 plus ""Published by James Baillie, 87th St near 3rd Avenue, N.Y.""] #5: ""LITH. PUB. BY J. BAILLIE, Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1847, by J. Baillie, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District...""
Location of origin
New York, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
canvas
ink
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
Object type
Art
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
buildings (structures)
canvas
chromolithographs
Coated Canvas
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Ink
ink
Mexican War
Mountain
mountains
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, HISTORIC
printing (process)
Soldier
soldiers
Transfer Printed
Unidentified Building
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
11.75 x 84.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5014
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
24106

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