An Encampment in St. James Park - Sandby 1780

Revolutionary War era British encampment  - By Sandby 1780
Paul Sandby, 1731-1809  from Yale Center for British Art

Are you getting ready for events this summer?

Detail: encampment, soldier, horse, officer, tent, marquee tent, children, dog, camp furniture, brazier, tea kettle, sentry, dragoon, chair, table, bed, drawers, candle stick, rug, tent ropes.

3 thoughts on “An Encampment in St. James Park - Sandby 1780”

  • A question looking at this. It looks like the tent fabric is very drapey and so must be very different than what is used today. Does anyone know what the difference would be? Just interested in how they pulled the sides up to let in air and have it tied around the posts.

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    • For an excellent article on proper 18th century tentage take a look at http://www.scribd.com/doc/87724218/The-Tent-Article

      It's very well researched and really shows how current tentage isn't even close.
      All the best,
      Bob Sherman
      Charleston, SC

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