The Indians delivering up the English Captives to Colonel Bouquet near his Camp at the Forks of Muskingum in North America in Nov.r 1764
Etching, platemark 230 x 160mm (9 x 6¼"). Large margins.
Engraving after Benjamin West, American-born artist who became President of the Royal Academy. This etching was published in William Smith's 'Historical Account of the Expedition against the Ohio Indians' (1766). Bouquet (1719-65) was successful in striking against the Ohio tribes, and the Shawanese and Delaware sued for terms. Bouquet was made brigadier-general and commandant of all troops in British America's southern colonies, but he died soon after. West's original drawing, dated 1765, is in the Yale Centre for British Art.
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