'Siege of Yorktown', 1781 (c1836). Artist: Auguste Couder
'Siege of Yorktown', 1781 (c1836). French General Jean de Rochambeau (1725-1807) and American General George Washington (1732-1799) giving the last orders for the attack, October 1781. The British under Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805) were defeated in the battle, the decisive engagement in the American War of Independence.
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Madame Édouard Bernier (Marie-Octavie-Stéphanie Laurens, 1838-1920), 1871
Madame Edouard Bernier (Marie-Octavie-Stephanie Laurens, 1838-1920), 1871.
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'The Burghers of Calais in the Victoria Tower Gardens', c1935. Creator: Joel
'The Burghers of Calais in the Victoria Tower Gardens', c1935. The Burghers of Calais sculpture, Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, Westminster, London. Bronze sculpture by (1840-1917), with the Houses of Parliament in the background. Calais fell to Edward III of England in 1347, after a siege of almost a year. Six citizens offered their lives to save the town but were spared when Edward?s wife Philippa intervened. The sculpture dates from 1895, althugh it was not placed in this positiion until 1915. From "Wonderful London, Volume 2", edited by Arthur St John Adcock. [The Fleetway House, London, c1935]
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