Friday, August 7, 2009

Cruelty Presiding over the Prison Ship

Cruelty presiding over the pri... Digital ID: 1253296. New York Public Library
Robert Smirke made this engraving for Joel Barlow's epic poem "The Columbiad" (1807).

Robert Smirke was an English artist. Barlow depicted the cruelty of British forces in occupied New York City as contrary to the sentiments of the British people.
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