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An Encampment in St. James Park – Sandby 1780

Posted by on April 25, 2012

Revolutionary War era British encampment  - By Sandby 1780
Paul Sandby, 1731-1809  from Yale Center for British Art

Are you getting ready for events this summer?

Detail: encampment, soldier, horse, officer, tent, marquee tent, children, dog, camp furniture, brazier, tea kettle, sentry, dragoon, chair, table, bed, drawers, candle stick, rug, tent ropes.

3 Responses to An Encampment in St. James Park – Sandby 1780

  1. Weaving a History

    A question looking at this. It looks like the tent fabric is very drapey and so must be very different than what is used today. Does anyone know what the difference would be? Just interested in how they pulled the sides up to let in air and have it tied around the posts.

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