Print (Engraving)

  • Title:

    The BLOODY MASSACRE perpetrated in King--I--Street BOSTON on March 5\th 1770 by a party of the 29\th REG\T

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Paul Revere Jr. (Engraver, printer and seller)

    Christian Remick (Colorist)

  • Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Engraved, Etched, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1955.0500 A

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1955.0500 A

Object Name

Print (Engraving)


The BLOODY MASSACRE perpetrated in King--I--Street BOSTON on March 5\th 1770 by a party of the 29\th REG\T


Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Paul Revere Jr. (Engraver, printer and seller)
Paul Revere, son of a silversmith with the same name, apprenticed to his father in 1747. His father died in 1754, before Paul could complete his training. Although he was legally too young to inherit the business, he remained active there until he was twenty one, when he assumed control. During the ensuing five decades, Revere and his employees produced hundreds of household, personal, ceremonial, and commemorative silver artifacts for well-to-do Bostonians. Revere's daybooks record that he fabricated twenty-five ladles between 1781 and 1797, calling them tureen ladle, soup ladle, and in one instance, scalloped tureen ladle. For the most part, he made one in any given year, except for 1795, when he fashioned five, and 1796, when he made six.

Christian Remick (Colorist)

Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Inset at bottom right within image; Engrav'd Printed & Sold by PAUL REVERE BOSTON




Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)


Engraved, Etched, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

10.8 (H) , 9.4 (W) , 7.9 (Image H) , 8.3 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

27.5 (H) , 23.8 (W) , 7.9 (Image H) , 8.3 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements by sight, in frame. H at left. W at bottom. Plate H (at left): 10.2 in. (25.8 cm). Plate W not available; trimmed within plate marks at sides. Chain intervals: 2.6-2.8 cm; 9 laid lines per cm.

Publisher Summary

Revere, Paul Jr.

Publication Date


Place of Publication

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, New England, United States North America




Strasburg lily


Hand colored with translucent and opaque watercolors

Edition Notes

In the first state, the clock incorrectly reads eight o'clock.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1991 To Please Every Taste: Eighteenth-Century Prints from the Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 43, pp. 122-3.
[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 315, pp. 448-9.
[Book] Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc. & The Walpole Society. 1963 Prints pertaining to America: a list of publications in English, relating to prints about that portion of America now included in the United States with emphasis on the period 1650-1850: and a checklist of prints in an exhibition to commemorate the 1962. 99 p.
Published: no. 79, p. 36.
[Book] Stokes, I. N. Phelps & Haskell, Daniel Carl. 1932 American Historical Prints: Early Views of American Cities, Etc.
Print listed as no. 1770-C-10.
[Book] Stauffer, David McNeely. 1907 American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel.
Print listed as no. 2675, p. 441.
[Book] Brigham, Clarence S. 1954 Paul Revere's Engravings.
Discussed: pp. 41-57.
[Book] Harris, David. 2018 Reasoning With Democratic Values: Ethical Problems in United States History, Volume 1: 1607-1876.