Quaker Battery

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Quaker Battery

Description

"This is a fancy sketch by the artist, and simply designed to show the subterfuge that sometimes had to be resorted to when there was a lack of guns, or there was a delay in receiving them. The fortifications would be prepared, and 'Quakers' mounted until the arrival of real guns. The 'Quakers' were made of wood and painted black, and at a distance could not be told from the genuine article."

Conrad Wise Chapman, 1898

  • Categories: Paintings 21-31

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