Incidents in the Indian War. _ No.1.Treachery and Fidelity.
London, Published by Ackermann & Co. 106 Strand [n.d., 1857].
Sepia-tinted lithograph heightened in white, rare, sheet 380 x 260mm. 15 x 10¼". A little soiled.
Dramatic illustration of an "Extract from a private letter" printed below, which reports how a faithful guard-dog protected a British child from a would-be Indian assassin during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. The rebellion began in the town of Meerut when a group of sepoys, native soldiers employed by the British East India Company's army, mutinied because of perceived race-based injustices and inequities. The uprising was soon converted into a wider civilian insurrection against the Company. From a populist series, 'Incidents in the Indian War'. Watts Phillips (1825 - 1874) was an illustrator and dramatist, and pupil of George Cruikshank.
Not in Abbey.
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