Battle of Fish Creek; Battle of Cut Knife Creek; The Capture of Batoche

William D. Blatchly

Edité par Grip P. P. Co. c. 1885, Toronto, 1885
Art / Affiche / Gravure Etat : Very Good
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Scarce complete series of three lithographs depicting scenes from Louis Riel's North-West rebellion in Canada during the late 19th century. The Toronto Lithographing Company, wanting to capitalize on a popular war, began printing patriotic lithographs of key battles and events. Their head illustrator, and one of the leading artists in Canada, W.D. Blatchley (1838-1903), was given the task of painting the events. The Battle of Fish Creek (also known as the Battle of Tourond's Coulée ), fought April 24, 1885 at Fish Creek, Saskatchewan, was a major Métis victory over the Canadian forces attempting to quell Louis Riel's North-West Rebellion. Although the reversal was not decisive enough to alter the ultimate outcome of the conflict, it was convincing enough to persuade Major General Frederick Middleton to temporarily halt his advance on Batoche, where the Métis would later make their final stand.The Battle of Cut Knife, fought on May 2, 1885, occurred when a small force of Cree and Assiniboine warriors were attacked by a flying column of mounted police, militia, and Canadian army regulars near Battleford, Saskatchewan. The warriors defeated the Canadian forces, with losses on both sides.The Battle of Batoche was the decisive battle of the North-West Rebellion, which pitted the Canadian authorities against a force of insurrectionist Métis. Fought from May 9 to May 12, 1885 at the ad hoc Provisional Government of Saskatchewan capital of Batoche, the greater numbers and superior firepower of General Frederick Middleton's force could not be successfully countered by the Métis, as had happened at the earlier Battle of Fish Creek, and the town was eventually captured. The defeat of the Métis led to the surrender of Louis Riel on May 15 and the collapse of the Provisional Government. , Image Size : 440x617 (mm), 17.32x24.29 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 515x708 (mm), 20.28x27.87 (Inches), Printed in Color, Lithograph. N° de réf. du libraire P4278

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Titre : Battle of Fish Creek; Battle of Cut Knife ...

Éditeur : Grip P. P. Co. c. 1885, Toronto

Date d'édition : 1885

Etat du livre :Very Good

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Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books are specialist dealers in 15th to 19th century Prints, Maps and Books. The gallery is able to offer one of the largest selections of Prints and Maps available in North America. The business was founded in 1982 and has supplied Prints, Maps and Books to many private and public art collectors. It strives to present a friendly and helpful atmosphere to both expert and amateur collectors. The shop has grown considerably since its humble beginnings to an internationally respected firm. We exhibit at major map & book fairs in North America and Europe and are happy to organize presentations of materials for corporations, interior designers and individuals. We are always interested in purchasing collections or individual items of quality. Catalogues and lists are issued periodically and we would be delighted to have details of customers’ specific interests, so we can contact them when examples come into stock.

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