A Perspective View of the Blockad[e] of Boston Harbour
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]
This watercolor by Christian Remick depicts the arrival of British warships in Boston Harbor following colonial protests against the Townshend Acts of 1767. British troops are shown disembarking at Long Wharf under a "Magna Charta" banner. The painting both documents and denounces the tyranny of King George over the American colonies.