Blowing Mutinous Sepoys from the Guns


This is a hand-coloured engraving, detailing out one of the activities post the suppression of the Uprising of 1857. The print originally belonged to a larger 1857-Uprising related publications by the London Printing and Publishing Company. In this particular image, British officers are shown blowing the captured sepoys off canons. Two sepoys are tied to the mouth of the canons, as a third canon is fired and bits and pieces alluding to the prisoner tied on it’s mouth fly off along with the dust. Three more bound prisoners are seen in the foreground held by soldiers and waiting this morbid fate, as a British officer atop a horse commands the second canon (to which an Indian soldier is tied already) to be fired. Further British fleets are shown in the background watching the events unfold and in the distance are hints of a barren mountainous landscape.

Blowing Mutinous Sepoys from the Guns
The London Printing and Publishing Company Limited
Polychrome Engraving on Paper
16.7 cm x 20.6 cm
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