Chromolithograph

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1847-1848

GUSN

GUSN-24106

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

Descriptive Terms

chromolithographs
canvas
ink
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
buildings (structures)
mountains
figure- and animal-derived motifs
soldiers
Unidentified Paper
Ink
Coated Canvas
Transfer Printed
Soldier
Mountain
Unidentified Building
Mexican War
PICTURE, HISTORIC

Inscription

#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...""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Baillie, James (Maker)

Location of Origin

New York, NY, USA

Dimensions

11.75 x 84.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.5014

Places

New York state (United States)