Lodge, J.

1780

Facing Cannon

Facing Cannon

DESCRIPTION: Copperplate engraving depicting design and cutaway views of a British field cannon ca. 1780 by London engraver John Lodge. This 18th century engraving shows three views of a highly decorated cannon measuring over 11 feet long, adorned with many decorations including the British royal arms and two dolphins (lifting handles) mounted above the trunnions. Includes two side elevation views of cannon on field carriages. A small detail on the drawings shows the arrangement of a "burning glass" or magnifying glass on the touch-hole that could be used to fire the cannon.

CREATOR: Lodge, J.

PUBLICATION DATE: 1780

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United Kingdom

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good  

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: J. Lodge

SIZE:  " x "

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PRICE: $150


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