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The March to Finchley
The March to Finchley
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Date:
1750
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching And Engraving
Dimensions:
43.5 x 55.1 cm (image)
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Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.33104
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

An army of Prussian soldiers can be seen marching out of town leaving behind them a raucous street crowd - at center a somewhat bewildered military man in the company of a market woman and a threatening old crone - a drummer and a juvenile piper - a horse cart carries amongst other burdens a jolly pipe smoking couple and a young mother sweetly nursing her infant - quite a bit of stumbling drunkeness in the lower right corner - a group of women at nine open windows at upper right observes this untidy mob - one woman tosses a coin, another prays, etc. - a soldier sends up a message on the tip of his pike - three cats on the cornice - the King's image displayed atop a post - various similar encounters too numerous to mention in their entirety (Jim Hahn 02/17/95)
The final (ninth) state of the plate