Painting 1: Battle of Bunker Hill
by Howard Pyle, 1898.
Painting 1 is an 1898 painting of the British redcoats advancing in a frontal assault up Breed's Hill toward the redoubt.
Questions for Painting 1
1. Based on what you learned in the readings, do you believe Painting 1 portrays the scene accurately? Why or why not?
2. Closely examine the painting. Identify details of the scene that would have affected the soldiers' progress as they marched up the hill shoulder to shoulder.
3. What might the average soldier be thinking or feeling as he marched up the hill toward the colonists?
* The painting on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of the painting, but be aware that the file will take as much as two minutes to load with a 28.8K modem.