This is an artist’s imagination of the danger faced by English homes during the 1857 Uprising, when mutineers attacked defense-less children and women. In the engraving, a mother can be seen suckling a baby, at her vulnarable best, while a toddler sits close to her. Two natives enter the hosue from the left, one holding a sword dripping with fresh blood and the other holding a torch – ready for murdering the inhabitants and burning the entire place down. Such illustrations were common during the late 1850s, published to give the world an idea of the events of the Uprising, but of course, from the British perpective.
TitleEnglish Homes in India
MediumMonochrome Engraving on Paper
Dimensions24.0 cm x 33.5 cm
Genre: Etchings & Engravings