This is an artist’s imagination of the danger faced by British families in India during the 1857 Uprising. In the engraving, a mother can be seen nursing a baby while a toddler sits close by. Two revolutionaries enter the room, one holding a sword dripping with what looks like blood and the other wielding a torch, both clearly bent on destruction. Such illustrations were common during the late 1850s, published to project more widely the British perspective of the events of the 1857 Uprising.
TitleEnglish Homes in India
MediumMonochrome Engraving on Paper
Dimensions24.0 cm x 33.5 cm
Genre: Etchings & Engravings