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Watercolour - British Troops Landing at Jamaica

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1953P38
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1804 - 1804

Maker Information

Artist:William Anderson - View biography for William Anderson


The picture depicts the English fleet of Robert Venables (1612-1657) and Sir William Penn (1621-1670) arriving at the Spanish ruled Jamaica. The Spanish surrendered and fled, leaving their freed slaves to organise a guerilla fighting force, later known as 'Maroons'. The Spanish formally gave up Jamaica to the English in 1670. The Maroons raided English plantations and settlements into the 18th century.

Presented by J Leslie Wright1953, received on his death, 1954.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Watercolour on white wove paper laid down.

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Height:176 mm
Width:228 mm