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"Murder of Miss Jane Mc Crea A.D. 1777." 1846 Lithograph
"Murder of Miss Jane Mc Crea A.D. 1777." 1846 Lithograph (also published) by "N. Courier" in New York.
Jane McCrea was a lovely young American girl from a Tory family who lived in the Hudson Valley of New York during the American Revolution. Her fiancée was a British Army officer in Gen. Burgoyne's campaign from Canada in 1777.
She was murdered by Indian allies of the British under circumstances that were then and now unclear, but the American patriots used the death to accuse the British of using Indians to kill other white men, and many Tories lost faith in the British because the ability of loyalist armies to protect civilians became doubtful.
Fascinating American gothic. Measures 14" x 10" with wear as shown in the photograph

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