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The Surrey Fencibles Dispersing the Rioters in St George's Fields June 13th 1795'

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Description

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "4"

Alternative Title: Scene of Battle', 'Mounted Cavalry Charging A Crowd

Medium: Watercolor with pen and black ink, over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper

Credit: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

Collective Title: Bound Volume of 15, Original Water Colour Drawings, by Thomas Rowlandson

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Location

Southbank, London, England

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Tww Comment

The riot began on the 12th July 1795, when a man was refused beer at a public house and was able to compell a mob to destroy the furnishings of said house. They assembled again the next day in St. George's Fields, Southwark, and sacked a recruiting house there before being broken up by the Surrey Fencibles.