Richard Williams (British c.1750-1776) The burnt ruins of Charlestown from across the Charles river; The Charles river: a pair 30.5 x 45.7 cm. (12 x 18 in.) unframed, (2).
Sold for US$ 132,750 inc. premium
American & European Paintings
29 Nov 2005 13:00 EST
Richard Williams (British c.1750-1776)
The burnt ruins of Charlestown from across the Charles river; The Charles river: a pair
pencil on paper
30.5 x 45.7 cm. (12 x 18 in.)
Charles Bigelow (b.1884) of Boston, USA.
By direct descent to the current owner, his grand-daughter.
General Gage ordered that the town of Charlestown be subjected to incendiary cannon fire from British vessels, soon the town was in flames.
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