DescriptionWar of 1812: "John Bull and the Baltimoreans" Satirical Cartoon by William Charles of Philadelphia. 12.5" x 9" [sight] engraved aquatint cartoon. Matted and framed to an overall size of 18.5" x 14.75". Published by William Charles of Philadelphia in 1814. Titled "John Bull and the Baltimoreans", it depicts the ignominious defeat of British troops at Fort McHenry (seen herein the distance) following their earlier success at Alexandria. John Bull exclaims: "Mercy! mercy on me. What fellows those Baltimoreans are. After the example of the Alexandrians I thought I had nothing to do but enter the Town and carry off the Booty. And here is nothing but Defeat and Disgrace!!" Highlander General Ross suffers a fatal shot to the brain from an American sniper. "Deil tak that Republican rascal we his Rifle gun for he's blawn my brains out." A compositional and design masterpiece by Charles in choice condition! We are selling the matching Alexandrians cartoon in this sale.
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