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A Special Series:

THE BOSTON DOCUMENTS

Town of Boston: Whole Map
First surviving printed map of Boston.  Map from www.mappingboston.com

See Painting # 01

 

This is a series of fourteen abstract Oil Paintings
about the American War of Independence,  principally 
centered in the Boston area.

 
Additional Historical Information below.

The Paintings are all 

36 x 48 or 48 x 36 inches in size, on Linen canvas and on Heavy duty Stretchers. 

They are Priced at  $ 2,800 each.

 

01. TRIMOUNTAIN

9/17/1630 Originally, Boston was a 780 acre, rocky and irregular peninsular. In fact, it was nearly an island connected only at the very narrow Roxbury neck. Named Boston in 9/17/1630, it had been called by colonists, either Shawmut, or Trimountain for its large hills. It is possible the Norsemen had explored the harbor.

 

 

02. THE FIRST

3/5/1770: Friction between the citizens and the British troops camped on the common was inevitable. A group of men began to harass a sentinel. The squad called to his support fired, killing several men. This massacre led to the regiment’s withdrawal from the Boston town.

 

 

03. TEA

12/16/73: A plethora of taxes on the colonists led to great friction with the mother country. Eventually all taxes were repealed, except that on tea just to show that England was still in charge. After a town meeting, an orderly band, dressed as Indians, and watched and cheered by the citizens, emptied three vessels of their cargo of tea.

 

 

04. BY SEA

4/18/75: General Gage planned a secret expedition to capture or destroy the colonists’ military stores at Lexington and Concord. Paul Revere, having learned the route, announced it by a set of agreed upon signals placed in the church tower. He rode towards Concord and was joined by William Dawes who rode towards New York.

 

 

05. LEXINGTON \ CONCORD

4/19/75: General Thomas Gage, in an attempt to suppress warlike preparations in the area, sent a detachment of troops to seize military stores in Concord. The colonists, forewarned, skirmished with the troops and turned them around and routed them. This encounter aroused the New England colonies and led to the formation of the colonial forces.

 

 

07. BREED’S HILL

6/17/75: The battle of Bunker Hill was actually fought on Breed’s Hill where the colonists had hastily thrown up defenses. It was a British victory but they lost one third of their forces and the battle became a moral victory for the rebels who went on to lay siege to Boston.

 

 

10. BOSTON FREE

3/17/76: George Washington took command of the American forces at Cambridge and trained and organized them. He proceeded with the siege of Boston and after the Americans took Dorchester Heights, General Howe evacuated the town and sailed to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

 

08. LIBERTY TREE

The original liberty tree was an elm at the intersection of Washington and Essex Streets, Boston. It was a rallying place for the Sons of Liberty who met under its boughs, denounced British oppression, drank toasts, sang songs, and hanged unpopular officials in effigy. It was cut down by British soldiers in 1775.

 

 

09. KNOX

In the winter of 1775 / 1776, the 25 year old Colonel Henry Knox, in a remarkable feat, brought back from Fort Ticonderoga, 55 pieces of artillery weighing 60 tons. He used oxen, horse and men to transport the guns over snow and ice 300 miles to Boston. There, they helped drive out the British.

 

 

06. TICONDEROGA

5/10/75: Fort Ticonderoga, the key to the passage of Lakes George and Champlain to Canada, was surprised and taken by a small band under Colonel Ethan Allen. The fort yielded a valuable supply of cannon which was well used by the colonists throughout the war.

 

 

11. ABAY

The American Revolution had developed into one of the greatest naval wars in history. This vast naval conflict carried on over five years in Caribbean, European and Indian waters. Till the colonists developed an official naval force, privateers, in every type vessel, carried the war to the British in many different ways.

 

 

12. JOHN PAUL

John Paul Jones of the Continental Navy, with a small squadron based on French ports, carried the war to the British in their own home waters. He launched a series of successful raids against British coastal shipping and captured the Serapis after a memorable duel.

 

 

13. YORKTOWN

10/19/81: Yorktown was the decisive battle of the war. Washington’s armies, in conjunction with the great French fleet under Admiral Francoise Grosse, defeated Cornwallis. The war was basically over.

 

 

14. INDEPENDENCE

7/4/76 - 9/3/83: Though independence was declared on 7/4/76, it was not until 9/3/83 that a definitive treaty was signed and the colonies in fact became independent. This was the most famous struggle in history where a colony defeated the parent state. What had begun in Boston had led to the founding of the greatest independent nation on earth.

Historical information from Encyclopedia Britannica

 

Giclée Prints of All above:
Image Size: 10 x 7.5 inches on 11 x 8.5 matte photo digital paper

Prices: 
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Number #01 Prints~  $75 
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Additional Historical Information:


The Boston Massacre
Additional Copy under Painting #02 above.

 


The Boston Tea Party
The Chinese tea chest above is supposedly part of the shipment thrown overboard.
Additional Copy under Painting #03 above.



The battle at Concord's North Bridge
Additional Copy under Painting #05 above.

 



Area of the Battle of Bunker's Hill
Additional Copy under Painting #07 above.

 


The Privateer "America" out of Salem. c.1812
Additional Copy under Paintings #11 & 12 above.

Additional Historical Information, as above, may be found in the volume, 
"Massachusetts", by Walter Muir Whitehill and Norman Kotker

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