Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 89

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(WAR OF 1812.) Thomas Sutherland, engraver; after Major Dennis. The Battle of Queenston. Hand-colored aquatint, 15 x 21 1/4 inches; minimal wear. London: I.W. Laird, 12 April 1836

Additional Details

Depicts the first major land battle of the War of 1812, in which an American force made a disastrous effort to cross the Niagara River into Canada. The subcaption notes that the battle "ended in a complete Victory on the part of the British, having captured 927 Men, killed or wounded about 500, Taken 1400 Stand of Arms, a six Pounder, and Stand of Colours." The date given in the caption is incorrect; the battle took place on 13 October 1812, not 1813.