[In pencil:] A Hundred Years' Peace. The Signature of the Treaty of Ghent between Great Britain and the United States of America. December 24th 1814.[In pencil:] A.St. John Baker; Henry Boulburn; John Quincy Adams; Christopher Hughes; (a secretary); Jonathan Russell; Walliam Adams; Admiral Lord Gambier; Albert Ballatin; James A. Bayard; Henry Clay. (British Delegates.) (American Delegates.)
No. 3014. Copyright 1914 in London & Washington by the Fine Arts Publishing Co Ltd. 15 Green Street, London. Printed in England.
Coloured lithograph. Stamped: zz3. Remarque to lower right. Board 692 x 832mm.
The Treaty of Ghent, 1814, was the peace treaty that marked the end of the War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom. It took so long for news of the treaty to reach the United States, that in fact the Battle of New Orleans was fought after it was signed. Remarque of the British and American flags intertwined to suggest unity. Print after the painting 'The Signing of the Treay of Ghent, Christmas Eve, 1814' (1914) by Sir Amèdée Forestier (1854-1930) in the collection of the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.
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