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The assault on the main body of the Place
1794

Medium
hand-coloured engraving and etching
Measurements
20.1 × 41.0 cm (image) 24.1 × 42.5 cm (plate) 34.5 × 48.8 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
Inscription
printed in ink u.r.: 95
printed in ink l.l.: J. Rigaud invt. ( . under t)
printed in ink l.c.: THE ASSAULT on the MAIN BODY of the PLACE / The Bstion being taken, the Aʃsailanted pushed Saps forward to the Wall which shuts the Gorge of the Bastion, & charge their Mines in readineʃs: They mak Breaheswith their Cannon in the Battlements, & summon the Besieged to deliver / the Place, in case of refusal which is not frequent after such Advancesare made, the Besiegers prepare for a general Aʃsault. They spring their mines, paʃs over the ruins of the Breaches, & push the Enemy to the Grand Retrenchment, / which covers the inside of the Place, which they attack in several parts and once. As the Forcesare cut off or advanceforward they are supplied with fresh ones, so that there are always Battalions which poʃseʃs the Breaches, the Ditch, the / Lodgment on the Covert Way: and when the Grand Retrenchment cant be forced, they lodge themselves on the Rampart, or at least on the Breach (dashed line) / Publish’d according to Act of Parliament / (vertical line) / Published th / 12 , May 1794, by LAURIE & WHITTLE, 53, Fleet Street, London.
printed in ink l.r.: S Sparrow Sculpt. ( . under t)
Accession Number
P6-1969
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Prickett, 1969
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Gallery location
Not on display