Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 99

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(WAR OF 1812.) Joseph Yeager, engraver; after William E. West. Battle of New Orleans, and Death of Major General Packenham. Hand-colored engraving, 19 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches, on laid Van Gelder paper; mat toning, moderate foxing, 2 small chips on bottom edge. Philadelphia: McCarty & Davis, 1817

Additional Details

Second state, with key, and with General Lambert pointing rather than weeping into a handkerchief. Andrew Jackson's portrait appears in the caption. "West's quaintly rugged picture gives a vivid idea of the heroic and suicidal British advance against the powerful redoubt, from which big guns and muskets pour forth a sea of fire and smoke"--American Battle Art 48.