Yorktown Tea Party

Dublin Core

Title

Yorktown Tea Party

Subject

Yorktown (Va.) - Pictorial works
Tea tax (American colonies)
United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783
King, Sidney E. (Sidney Eugene), 1906-2002

Description

Oil painting depicting the Yorktown Tea Party, Virginia's counterpart to the Boston Tea Party, which took place on November 7, 1774. York County residents learned that despite the passage of a  resolution to boycott such English goods as tea, Williamsburg merchant John Prentis had ordered  tea from London. In retaliation for his violation of the resolution, they climbed aboard the ship Virginia and emptied two half chests of tea into the York river.

Creator

King, Sidney E.

Date

Circa 1956

Date Created

Circa 1956

Is Part Of

Sidney E. King Paintings

Type

Image

Identifier

T1990-54

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil on board

Physical Dimensions

26 x 17.25 inches

Citation

King, Sidney E., “Yorktown Tea Party,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 18, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/2686.